Sunday, May 20, 2012

Recommended EBooks

I just saw a YouTube ad for the following book. Will explore to help plan financial literacy for children library programs. I would like to project and share the following eBook at a grandparent advertised/invited family library program.

Friday, May 18, 2012

ASL and Nursery Rhymes

Are you familiar with Kathy MacMillan's incorporation of sign language into library storytimes? http://kathymacmillan.com/

What about pairing this rhyme with "Itsy Bitsy Spider" ... even in baby programs?

http://youtu.be/3I7ZvXPxvHk

What about using the following signs as you present "Jack Be Nimble" to babies and toddlers?  Even if they aren't making the signs themselves, the motion will keep their focus on you as the presenter:

http://youtu.be/cS_XURvuMQA

(Having trouble emedding the videos ... Please follow the links.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zoo Storytimes for Toddlers vs. Preschoolers









For an after storytime activity/extension, I will place those plastic capsules that have an animal shaped sponge inside into plastic water bottles with warm water (lid screwed on) -- one per bottle and one bottle per child.