Sunday, December 8, 2013

Science Programming

Check out the new link under "Youth Services Programs and Resources" for "Science Programming."

Access the 2009 Science Early Learning Content Standards as paired with books and activities.

Access information on sharing science through stories from a presentation I gave in 2010.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Touch Program for Toddlers and Smell Program for Preschoolers

Program on the sense of touch for toddlers:

I forgot to try the idea of taping contact paper, sticky side up onto one table to make a sensory station.

Here is the letter Tt worksheet found by searching Google Images:

Here are textured "stickers" that toddlers can peel and stick to the Tt touch worksheet:
 (Will insert Widget here, once Amazon has it's html code generator fixed.)

Program on the sense of smell for preschoolers:

The Human Body app allowed a child to drag something smelly to the nose.  If it was a food item, the child could see the mouth salivate.  I ended up doing this at the end of the program, since I was having technical difficulties during the program (with the new iOS).

The "smell" jars were small plastic, cylindrical containers from Big Lots.  I had wanted to mash banana in one, have a cinnamon stick in another, a green pepper in the third, and a slice of orange in the fourth.  I ended up putting small, solid perfume samples in them and covered with foil so one couldn't see what was inside.  I poked holes in the top of the foil.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

More Buckeye Book Award Graphics

Below is information from the weekly listserv from Janet Ingraham Dwyer, who focuses on youth info in the State Library of Ohio:

Paper ballots are also available for you to download and distribute at your library. Pair them with a display of BCTBA nominated books, or use them in a program. When patrons return their filled-in ballots to you, please enter them at You can group all the votes for each book, so you don’t have to enter every ballot separately. Or just bundle all your ballots and send them to me via statewide delivery or US Mail, and I’ll enter them for you. Make sure you include your contact information! All BCTBA ballots must be entered online by Sunday, November 10, so if you are sending yours to me, send them by November 1 to be safe.

Here are the links to the paper ballots (PDF), which print 2 per page.

Here is a brochure for librarians about the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards (PDF):

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Buckeye Book Award Voting Program

Here is the link to the folder with Graphics for the Buckeye Book Award voting/passive program that I'm having at my branch for the second year in a row:

I have two displays with multiple copies of the K-2 and 3-5 nominees.  Then in October, I'll use the ballots to collect votes.  Those who vote get the I VOTED graphic printed on a sticker.  I'll send in each group's majority winner through the website:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Appy Hour for Kids and Apps Folder Shared via Google

I have started a folder via my Google docs where I am starting to store all my presentations and info on Apps.  Here is the link:

In the folder, you can access my handout for the "Appy Hour for Kids" program:

This presentation on iPad apps is for an audience of school-age kids, parents, teachers, and other adults who have an interest in being introduced to learning apps for kids in Kindergarten to fourth grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Baby Program Outline and Two New

Click on "Baby Programs, under 2 years" on the right to access two of my newest programs for babies.

I've definitely found an outline I am comfortable with:

1) More We Get Together opening song while sharing the book

2) Hello Friends to learn names and have babies tap their name on tamborine (Phono awareness!)

3) Rhyme -- I like the one where I can swap out the letters or numbers and show my big foam ones, or maybe a counting one with felt pieces or toys to count as well as fingers

4) Book with props, particularly stuffed animals or puppets than can touch or tickle the babies or move in ways that get their attention as we repeat the animal's name, or toys that make sound and enforce story

5) Rhyme -- bounce or tickle or one where different body parts are named and moved in different ways

6) Music CD with shakers or scarves or bubbles which invite moving and dancing

7) Happy and You Know It as closing rhyme

Monday, August 5, 2013

iPad Storytelling to Foster Perspective

Click Using Picturebooks to Expand Perception by Hayley McEwing, or click on the title on the right hand side under "Youth Services Programs and Resources."

6 New Baby Programs

Click on the "Baby Programs" link on the right to access the Google Docs of six new programs --
From oldest to newest:

 Letter K -- letter knowledge focus

 Bit by Bit -- focus on fun (laughing, makine sounds, playing)

 Summer Fun -- focus on fun (laughing, makine sounds, playing)

 Up and Down -- vocab/repetition focus

 Count -- conversation focus

 Fun and Shapes -- letter knowledge focus

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Apps in the Library : Notebook on SpringPad

Click here to access the entire notebook: Click on "Filter" to bring up a list of and search by tags. For example, "science" will bring up science apps. Viewing problems? Make sure your internet browser if up to date.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5 Programs for Babies Ages 0-2

Yikes! Been awhile since I posted ... Here are the baby programs I've done the last few months, with the most recent program first. They are also available on the right hand side link under "Youth Services Programs and Resources."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Color Green Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you are planning ahead already, I did a Color Green theme storytime last March. Here is that list: FOR TODDLERS, AGES 2 and 3: FOR PRESCHOOLERS, AGES 4 and 5:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"My Body" Worldcat List

I'm still reorganizing some of my lists, so here's what is in the "My Body" list so far ... Always feel free to comment below and suggest titles to add.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Summer Reading Visiting

After the success of today's story sharing of Tickle Tickle, Itch Twitch, I may want to adapt it for my Summer Reading, school auditorium visits! It would be awesome to project the Kindle book (via iPad Kindle app and proper cord/hook up) on a projector behind the acting. My other idea is to make poster board size props for kids to retell The Giant Turnip. More Dig Into Reading books:

Outreach Programs : Kindergarten Visits the Library

Here is a link to where I am uploading .PDFs of programs that are created for a specific group of kids: The one in this file so far is a Groundhog themed program designed for maximum participation of Kindergarten students who are visiting the library for "their first time." After a tour, we had a mini storytime where I reinforced fiction vs nonfiction books. We also made a groundhog puppet.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Gotta Move! Our Bodies

I'm excited to present this upcoming storytime! The ear stick puppets will be silly, and I'm working on becoming more conscious about putting a calm down/fine motor rhyme before the Sitting Story. Mag Board pieces -- sorry about google docs moving my labels to the wrong pages :( Ears to cut out, laminate, and tape to a stick! ALL IMAGES FROM MICROSOFT CLIPART.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dinosaur Program Materials List

Here's a new list from my lists:

At the moment, we are having a very mild winter in Ohio -- rain and grass vs. snow and snow ... and so,
to escape a seasonal themed-snafu, I'll be doing a program on Dinosaurs this month!  (There's also a Dinosaur exhibit going on in a neighboring county...)

Look for my program outline/handout to be posted next.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Summer Reading 2013: Dig Into Reading Ideas

Shared on an Ohio Librarians Listserv:

Rock and Mineral Kit that fits in with the SR theme ( this year.

Looks like price is just shipping and handling ... unless someone wants to pick one up in person in Columbus ...

Info on kit:

Link to order form:

ALSO, here is where I am compiling Summer Reading 2013: Dig into Reading ideas.  Make sure you access the link in the newest version of whatever internet browser you use: