Toto the Tornado Kitten!

This little girl read the book beforehand and was SO excited to meet Toto! She brought him some food to donate to the local pet shelter. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Toto was found in a tree as a newborn kitten after surviving a tornado that swept through Western [...]

Story Time ~ ART

  My computer is on it's way out, but it appears to be working now so I'll try to get a post in! Here are my story time plans....which my dog just stole off the table and my husband had to bribe her with a treat to get it back. The paper is a bit [...]

Earth Day Story Time!

Skipping the Sunday Quiz to post my Earth Day story time I held this past week for April Vacation. I had about 20 people come, which is a good turnout for such a beautiful day! I kept this one pretty simple. I read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and we made "litter bugs" for our [...]

Story Time – Down on the Farm!

Ah, the Farm. Parents are always asking their toddlers what the cow says or what the chicken says or what the horsie says. And there's lots of great farm-themed picture books and songs to choose from. For this session I read Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka, Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig and The Red Hen [...]

Snow-Themed Story Time

Well, today was about 72 degrees so I feel strange posting about my story time on snow, but here it is... Opening Song My Hands Say Hello (Click here for a previous post on this song w/ words) Books            Snowmen at Night is a book I use pretty much every year because [...]

The Hello Song Turns Inappropriate….

I have been using a song to start off my 3-5 year old story time called "My Hands Say Hello," which I found on Abby the Librarian's awesome blog. The song goes like this, waving your hands in the air: (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) My hands say hello My hands [...]

Valentine’s Day Story Time

So I was trying to find a good Valentine's craft that wasn't all pink or a card and I found the best thing on Pinterest (obviously!) In finding a great craft, I also discovered a book I had never heard of and in fact, found the best Valentine's Day story time ever. The image from [...]

January Story Times

Week 1 ~ Elephants I centered this story time around Elmer by David McKee. A sweet story about a patchwork elephant who thinks that it would be better to look like all of the other elephants, so he covers himself in grey mud. When he gets back to his herd, he realizes that without him, [...]

December Story Times (weeks 9 & 10)

(Better late than never, eh?)   Week 9 - Bedtime Books For this story time, I read Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdey, Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by the great Mo Willems. The Llama books are always a hit and work with younger and [...]

Fall Story Times – Week 7

Family November is Family Literacy month, so I thought I'd do a Family theme. I haven't done one of these in awhile, mostly because of something that happened a few years ago. One of my staff had covered for me and saw The Family Book by Todd Parr sitting on our re-shelving cart, so she [...]