After building things up in Paradise I’m now in the main branch in Oroville taking over Preschool storytimes and working towards a position as the County Children’s Librarian which will give me the opportunity to go to all the branches and help the children’s staff which I’m so excited for!
In the meantime I’ve been welcomed back, after working at this branch 3 yrs ago, by some storytimers from my previous babies love books storytime. Everyone seems to remember me and I’m so happy to see them growing up & still coming to storytime
This week we read/sang “There was a tree” by Rachel Isadora which is such a beautiful book. I wish I would’ve made a flannel for it!
I’m still going to make one and put it in my rotation.
I also wish I could’ve played the song for them to hear. This is where an IPad would’ve been handy as a reference to the song in a video on YouTube instead of buying the song on ITunes, which I want to do anyway but without an iPod dock its not worth it.
I’m really interested in using technology in Storytimes thanks to Cen Campbell at littleeLit.com.
Here’s the Storytime Outline
Opening: flannel cloud & sun, talked about if its cloudy or sunny and mentioned its also windy
Flannel: Three Green & Speckled Frogs
2 times since its only 3 frogs & not 5
Where is Thumbkin
Book: It’s Spring (which also talked about the weather)
Movement & Music: Shake your Sillies by Raffi
Knuckles Knees by Jim Gill
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill
Open shut them (2 times I think)
Book: There was a tree ( which everyone quickly sang along to “and the green grass grew all around all around and the green grass grew all around)
This is still stuck in my head from Wednesday btw
Craft time: Snake mobiles or flower mobiles
I also left out the flannels for free play