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Alphabet Storytime

Books Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book  by Dr. Seuss The Handmade Alphabet  by Laura Rankin Z Is for Moose  by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Extension Activities Flannel Story: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Credit: Adapted from Little Page Turners; Literary Commentary also has a similar… Continue reading Alphabet Storytime

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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

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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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National Library Week Storytime

I'm glad that I planned for four books instead of three because the kids stayed with me the whole time. They especially liked Book! Book! Book! because they got to make animal sounds with me. I don't know if they understood the play on words at the end of the story, but they enjoyed mooing and clucking. Raffi's song went very well, as I knew it would, but I wish that I had incorporated motions with "Take Me Out to the Library." I need to use that song again and do it right.