November 28, 2014

 

This is the time of year where everyone is finding things for which to be thankful. Whether we have a lot of these things or very few, it is a time when positivity finds its way even into the darkest of corners. Storytime is a great way to inspire thankfulness among t...

November 19, 2014

Talking about talking is such a great thing to do in all storytimes. My library offers baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes and I like to emphasize that it's important to talk to children no matter what age they are. One early literacy reminder that works well for...

November 15, 2014

 

 

 

We do lots of activities for kids in our Storytimes - why not provide an activity for the caregivers, too? A great way to encourage Early Literacy at home (that is also fun!) is to create a “Tip Jar.” This is an activity that can include both child and caregiver, an...

November 14, 2014

 

 

A fun activity to do in baby storytime is to pass out scarves, have everyone pretend they are washcloths, and sing "This is the Way We Wash Our" to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush." We pretend wash our bellies, legs, face, etc. This is a great ac...

November 6, 2014

 

Movement is quickly becoming more of a chore than a desire in most American households. Television, busy schedules, and other responsibilities often limit the amount of time people have to take a walk or play outside. As we know from a plethora of sources, this sedent...

November 1, 2014

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and more kids and families are looking for activities to get them out of their houses.  Storytime is a great activity for these families to enjoy, particularly because it is...

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