March 26, 2015


Talking to parents about why we do what we do in storytime is so important. I like to share one of the reasons why we do action rhymes and fingerplays in storytime and how that relates to writing with this early literacy tip: "Building fine and gross motor skills is e...

December 4, 2014



At this time of year, it is common to see trees decorated in bright lights, stores piled high with items in red, green, and gold, and malls are overflowing with both happy and harangued customers. However, holidays are celebrated less and less in educational settings...

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...

October 30, 2014

We just bought some rhythm sticks for my library, and I'm really excited to use them in toddler and preschool storytimes. There are so many benefits to using them, and here's the early literacy tip I plan to share next week before we break into our rhythm stick songs:...

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:...

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