storybookstephanie Hi My name is Stephanie Wycihowski I started this blog to have a place to share my knowledge, lesson plan themes, program ideas, memories and experiences of being a children/youth services librarian over the past 16 years! Mash! I say hand drawn because my printer died. Bananas Unite continues to be a favorite and Jbrary really helped me out with great movement songs, a hello song, and a goodbye song. Virtual storytime simulates the in-person program by having the Alamance librarians plan themed, pre-recorded storytimes that are posted online for public viewing. Listening Song: “If You Want to Hear a Story”. 1 Sep 2018. I have many favorite storytime resources. Early Literacy Storytime: Lullabies → Ten Favorite Baby Storytime Plans. After storytime, chill out with some of our recommended children’s albums that adults can enjoy too. Download our popular Free Storytime theme and enjoy clean modern styling, tons of features. After several movement songs we move on to our craft. Books shelved as storytime: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! family preschool storytime toddler. I created hand drawn templates for the snow owl, goldfinches, and crow using templates I saw on the Downeast Thunder Farm website. So, we were brainstorming and here's the result! Book: Delivering Your Mail by Ann Owen (Picture Window Books, 2003). Thank you.” I made 10 doors that were big enough to hide the children that I've made over the years. Knotty Tales: A Storytime about Knitting. We’ve put together a list of our all-time favorite storytime music for you! Movement Activity: ABC Movement Cards Numbers are integral to any kids development, so a number storytime is a no-brainer. The program is now taking place online through virtual storytime. Perfect for ocean and fish themes. #Storytime #EarlyLiteracy #Library #Programming #Rhymes #ActionRhyme #LibraryProgram #KidsEvents #KidsSongs #ChildrensMusic #LibraryLife Inspired by her post, I decided to try something a little different with our spring storytime session. Miss Melissa, our young child librarian wanted to do a storytime theme about Neighbors. “Storytime has been great! Check back for more information! I created this felt set for my Letter N storytime crate after I found the accompanying rhyme on K the Librarian’s blog. Fellow ALSC blogger Katie Salo wrote a post about storytime themes in October that got me thinking about the way we plan storytimes at my library. Gerald the Elephant is unhappy when two birds build a nest on his head. Dec 12, 2019 - Farms are our favorite! eBook: There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Williems. We have been doing storytime themes that start with a nursery rhyme. This is a simply and straightforward introduction to mail carriers and it talks about what they do and how they deliver the mail. Announce Theme: Red & Pink. Our favorite part were the games and being able to provide guesses/answers.” “The storytimes have been fantastic as we navigate this uncertain time at home. Visit Us. Crash! Feb 22, 2019 - A weekly storytime favorite! We understand you can't always make it to the library, so here are a couple ideas for having one at home! Perfect for writers, authors, and bloggers. You can listen to this… full story Head over the the #CMCLKids blog for more rhymes, songs, and lap bounces! by Barbara Odanaka **Prop and Bonus Rhyme: If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up! Announce Theme: Alphabet. Families, Families, Families! Movement Song: “Can’t Sit Still” by Greg & Steve (Kids in Action). September 12, 2019 September 12, 2019 by StoryTime Editor Wilson, Karma Link to Catalog Categories Bears , Feelings , Food , Friends , Snow & Winter , Storytime Themes Tags interactive , rhyming , storytime favorite , toddler favorites Resources from Ms. Ruth to help you Raise a Reader even when you can't make it into the library. Movement Rhyme: “Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck” Bay Area Discovery Museum Center for Childhood Creativity Creativity Catapult The Discovery School Join & Give Buy Tickets. Posted on July 12, 2012 by Melissa. (Yes, I counted once.) Little kiddos can usually understand the concept of small numbers, but anything past the Number 5… This week, we repeated one of my favorite themes: Garbage! This week is Wee Willie Winkie. This ended up being one of my favorite parts of the storytime. Posted in Storytime themes by LoudestLibrarian. After storytime, chill out with some of our recommended children's albums that adults can enjoy too. Tag Archives: storytime themes. For our six weeks of storytimes, we planned five themed storytimes and I told everyone that the last week would be “Librarian’s Favorites”. Personally when planning stories and rhymes, I usually stick to the Number 5 as the largest number we talk about. We’ve included our favorite songs, as well as a few “can’t live without” albums. All Baby Storytime Themes; Storytime Resources ← Early Literacy Storytime: Look at the Cover. The middle portion of the storytime involves active movement songs. We've included our favorite songs, as well as a few "can't live without" albums. In this episode we are over the moon to be sharing some of our favorite space-themed storytime ideas! by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang The Family Book by Todd Parr; A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng; Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer; Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, illustrated by Angela Dominguez; My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña Trashy Town is one of my favorite storytime books *Opening: The More We Get Together *Rhyme: Hands Up High *Rhyme: Blackbirds Book: Smash! This familiar fingerplay - to the tune of two little blackbirds - is perfect for weather and rain themes! When I first started doing storytime, many of my themes and songs came from Step by Step Childcare. During Storytime, Museum Educators bring books to life through puppets, props, and group interaction. ... Our themes use the latest standards for the perfect browsing experience on all mobile devices. The resources I am using the most currently are Jbrary and Storytime Katie. These topics come from a variety of sources and include a wide range of books, crafts, and fun activities for preschool children. ... Easy link to your favorite social networks and profiles in … The kids (adorably) were all eager to hold up their own stuffed animals, or suggest a favorite animal and the sound it made (unicorns apparently say “neigh!”). Listening Song: “If You Want to Hear a Story”. If you have an idea for a playlist, be sure to let us know!" This is one of my favorite books to read aloud, because the kids are always held spellbound by the story. Favorite Songs & Rhymes for Baby Storytime In four years of presenting my baby storytimes , I have used at least 100 different songs, rhymes, and bounces. Alamance County Public Libraries considers storytime to be their most popular service. Several of the kids chimed in that they know their mail carrier or they have seen a mail truck driving around their neighborhood. Book: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler. Felt Board Rhyme:… Read more Flannelboard: Noisy Nest Little one-track mind train lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is the just the same for their favorite vehicles as it … Storytime in the Commons Dancing in the Commons Community Calendar Public Media Commons DANCING IN THE COMMONS Dancing in the Commons is a free summer series in the Public Media Commons. These lists range from the very general (Preschool Storytime) to the very specific (Transportation Storytime). Trackbacks/Pingbacks. Head over to the #CMCLKids Blog for more recommendations, rhymes, and songs! Book: Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham. Opening Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” by Larry Groce (Disney Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 4) [It’s time to get on the bus and go to story time!]. #CMCLKids #Storytime #EarlyLiteracy #Library #LibraryProgram #FlannelRhyme #FlannelBoard Movement Song: “Can’t Sit Still” by Greg & Steve (Kids in Action). We love this farm animal themed action rhyme set to a familiar tune. I think it is important to provide a mix of music, movement, even crafts to expand on the telling or reading of stories in storytime. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!!! 7 Comments thislibrarianslife. One of our favorite storytime songs set to a familiar tune! A Christmas-themed virtual family storytime with dinosaurs, reindeer, and elves! Sunflower Storytime’s Top 20 Songs to use in Storytime… #Storytime #EarlyLiteracy #Library #Programming #Rhymes #ActionRhyme #LibraryProgram #KidsEvents #KidsSongs #ChildrensMusic #LibraryLife Shake My Sillies… Opening Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” by Larry Groce (Disney Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 4) [It’s time to get on the bus and go to story time!]. We've put together a list of our all-time favorite storytime music for you! It was something to look forward to each week.” “You do an amazing job and we all look forward to your storytime! Get inspired and discover suggested books, activities, and crafts with hundreds of thematic storytime ideas compiled by Penny Peck. The Latest Storytime Themes from Our Collection Picnic Storytime – … These Canadian librarians, Dana and Lindsey, are great to learn from. Perfect for a scarf song in storytime or a brain break in the classroom! There Goes the Trash! 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