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Beyond Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Updating Storytime with Fresh Reads

As a storytime provider, it’s easy to get into a certain routine. You could throw together a storytime in almost no time at all. You have flannels you made last year, lyrics handouts to your favorite songs, and a mental list of your go-to books. While that’s great, I have found that the more I find myself reaching for the same books, the more burnt out I feel. Finding new titles to introduce keeps me engaged and learning, so let’s talk about some ways to do that! The most obvious thing that I have to keep reminding myself of over and over is to plan ahead. Just because I CAN throw together a storytime in ten minutes, doesn’t mean that I SHOULD! But the week gets away from me, and inevitably

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