January 26, 2015


I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the idea of crossing the midline, or doing things with one hand (usually the dominant one) on the opposite side of the body. It’s not an element of Early Childhood Development with which I’m terribly familiar, so I decided to do so...

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...

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...

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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