August 30, 2014

We do lots of movement activities in all of our storytimes--for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Dancing, fingerplays, books that allow for movement, and more have always been a wonderful part of storytime. I think it's important to share with parents that we don't...

August 30, 2014

Not every storytime  goes according to plan, and some feel less successful than others.  This week was one of those less successful weeks for me, but each challenge brings with it new learning opportunities, right??

 

I was a theatre major in college, which helps SO...

August 14, 2014

So you have some great stories about how early literacy and early literacy practices have made an impact in your library community, but with whom do you share these gold nuggets of information? The answer is the stakeholders in your library community, which includes th...

August 8, 2014

I find I most often talk about the importance of writing and early literacy during the craft portion of storytime. That's when it feels the most natural to me. The other day, I shared this early literacy tip with parents as their children were working on their crafts:...

August 8, 2014

With the Internet, Television, and SmartPhones, it is easier than ever to change from one thought or idea to another as soon as we become even the slightest bit bored.  There’s very little opportunity to learn the patience required for reading, as images are changed on...

August 1, 2014

 

Many of us use the same opening and/or closing song(s) in every storytime we lead.  This serves to create a familiar feel for the children who attend and helps provide cohesion from one week to the next.  Repeating songs and rhymes regularly in storytime gets those tu...

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