December 27, 2014


One of my favorite memories from my childhood is of my dad reading The Night Before Christmas to me and my brother during the holiday season. Whenever I read the story now, I hear my dad’s voice saying the words, and because we read it so many times, I can recite much...

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 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...

October 20, 2014


A coworker of mine passed along this article today, and I thought it would be valuable to share with all of you. It sheds light on the concept of talking with young children to build their awareness of words and their pre-literacy skills.  Many of us likely remember r...

July 29, 2014


This week, I led a storytime of children who were younger than those in my typical storytime.  Usually, I read to 3-5 year olds, and the children I met this week were, for the most part, under the age of 3.  In my preschool storytimes, I do a few activities and read b...

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