Old McDonald Had A Puppet

I have been waiting until I finished to share this project with you and today is the day!! Since January I have been working on some animal puppets to use in my story times!  They didn’t take so long because they were especially difficult, it was more that I had other things going on, but they… Continue reading Old McDonald Had A Puppet

Trains, Trucks, and Other Things that Move

The Books: Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee Flying by Donald Crews Freight Train by Donald Crews Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems . The Extensions: “Hurry Hurry Drive the Fire Truck” . Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Ding, ding,… Continue reading Trains, Trucks, and Other Things that Move

Bears, Big Books, and Storytime

Two of my storytime favorites, one newly discovered and the other I’ve known for a while.  The old…Big books.  I know they are just bigger versions of regular books, but I love to use them in storytimes!  The new favorite…storytime bear.  A couple weeks ago I borrowed Rico’s teddybear for a storytime about being sick.… Continue reading Bears, Big Books, and Storytime

A Penguin Storytime

A couple of months ago, I started volunteering.  I help out at a mom’s group by watching (with 2 or 3 other helpers) a sizable group of 2 and 3 year olds.  It was a little to unstructured for my librarian brain, so I started doing a little programming. Each meeting we start off with a storytime.… Continue reading A Penguin Storytime

Dinosaur Booklist

I proclaim it Dinosaur week here on “Let Other Pens.”  Dinosaurs keep popping up…pinterest, at work, on the clothing of my baby roommate.  Hence…Dino week and to kick the week off…a dinosaur booklist! Picture Books: “Brontorina” by James Howe – Brontorina has always wanted to be a ballerina, but no ballet slippers will fit her… Continue reading Dinosaur Booklist

Valentine’s Day Booklist

I loved Valentine’s Day as a kid.  The approach was great…addressing all those tiny envelopes, picking out just the right card for each kid in my class.  I think the best part of the whole day, even better than opening my cards and candy from classmates, was making the special mailbox in class and then… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Booklist