Storytime Themes

Back to School Storytime

Books   First Day Jitters  by Julie Danneberg Otter Goes to School  by Sam Garton How Rocket Learned to Read  by Tad Hills Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes  by Eric Litwin Extension Activities Song: "The Wheels on the Bus" Credit: childhood Egg shaker song: "Everyone Can Shake, Shake, Shake" Credit: Jbrary https://youtu.be/dyY459vzH_Y Egg shaker song: "Shake… Continue reading Back to School Storytime

Storytime Themes

Storytime 2.0

At the beginning of the summer, a local organization approached me about doing a long program for a group of children as a one-time child care service.  I had to plan a storytime for as many as 20 children between the ages of four and seven, and the program needed to last for an hour and a half.  Whew!  This is the program that I came up with.  It doesn't have a particular theme; rather, it's a conglomeration of some of my favorite books, songs, and activities.

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Inventions Storytime | Build a Better World

The Most Magnificent Thing is a really great book, and the kids seemed to appreciate and understand it.  For this storytime, I was determined to find a good nonfiction picture book about a famous inventor.  The problem with most picture book biographies is that they tend to be long and wordy.  Long and wordy doesn't usually work for my crowd, so I had to search high and low to find a shorter book.  

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Construction Storytime | Build a Better World

This storytime was our Build a Better World Summer Reading Kickoff, and it went really well.  I had good crowds, and most of the kids were very engaged in what I was doing.  During The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, I cued the kids to fake-sneeze as a group when the wolf sneezed in the story.  They loved it!  And in Tip Tip Dig Dig, I asked the kids to stand up with me and mimic the digging, lifting, pushing, etc. motions in the story.  They played along really well and helped make that book be a little more exciting.