Storytime: Manners

Books “Please, Mr. Panda” by Steve Antony “Llama Lama Time to Share” by Anna Dewdney “Nobunny’s Perfect” by Anna Dewdney Sign Language Today we discussed how children can benefit from using sign language. Babies are capable of understanding words and their meanings much earlier than they are capable of speech. Studies have shown that regular… Read More Storytime: Manners


Storytime: Blanket

Books “Kiki’s Blankie” by Janie Bynum “Flora’s Blanket” by Debi Gliori Here is a Baby Here is a baby  (hold up index finger) Ready for a nap Lay her down in her mother’s lap (place finger in palm of other hand) Cover her up so she won’t peek (curl fingers around index finger) Rock her… Read More Storytime: Blanket


Storytime: Penguins

Preschool – Books “If You Were a Penguin” by Wendell and Florence Minor “Playful Little Penguins” by Tony Mitton “Grumpy Pants” by Claire Messer Toddlers – Books “Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups” by Tadgh Bentley “Blue Penguin” by Petr Horacek “If You Were a Penguin” by Wendell and Florence Minor Five Perky Penguins Five perky… Read More Storytime: Penguins

Book Love

20 Winter Picture Books

Looking for the perfect winter picture book to read-aloud? Here’s my top 20 books to use with toddlers and preschoolers! 100 Snowmen by Jen Arena The Mitten by Jan Brett Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner Frozen Noses by Jan Carr In the Snow by Sharon Phillips Dreslow Snowballs by Lois Ehlert The First Day… Read More 20 Winter Picture Books


Storytime: Winter

Books “Bears in the Snow” by Shirley Parenteau “Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright Five Little Snowmen Five little snowmen standing in a row  (hold up 5 fingers) Each with a hat and a big red bow (tap head and place hands under neck) Out came the sun and it shone all day (circle arms… Read More Storytime: Winter


Storytime: Birthday

Books “Bears and a Birthday” by Shirley Parenteau “The Cake that Mack Ate” by Rose Robart “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday” by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague Happy Birthday You can sing the happy birthday song to all of the children or to a character in the book. We sang it to Big Brown… Read More Storytime: Birthday


Storytime: Hats

Books “Finders Keepers” by Keiko Kasza “Hooray for Hat!” by Brian Won “Whose Hat?” by Margaret Miller Grandma’s Glasses These are grandma’s glasses (circle fingers around eyes) This is grandma’s hat (place hands above head) And this is the way she folds her hands (interlace fingers) And lays them in her lap (put hands in… Read More Storytime: Hats