Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bilingual Storytime: Counting

My bilingual family storytimes all follow the same outline, and I fill in the blanks with books, flannel stories, and activities!

This month I had a special request for counting, since one of our regular storytime attendees was learning to count to ten in Spanish at home.

Book: Little Roja Riding Hood, by Susan Middleton Elya

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Homeschool Hub: Minecraft

For this month’s Homeschool Hub: Read it! program, we did Minecraft! I know, not technically a book based program, but the kids all LOVE Minecraft, and they kept suggesting it as a a theme, so I went with it. Kids came wearing Minecraft shirts and creeper hats. For a day (ok, an hour) I was really cool.

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First, I made sure to tell the kids that I was sure they all knew a lot more about Minecraft than I did, so they could be the experts. (That’s when my coolness disappeared.)  Then, everyone shared their favorite Minecraft element. I had to limit it to one per person, since some kids would have talked for the entire program. Continue reading Homeschool Hub: Minecraft

Bilingual Storytime: party!

My bilingual family storytimes all follow the same outline, and I fill in the blanks with books, flannel stories, and activities!

Book: Fiesta! by Ginger Fogleson Guy

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As I read each page, I put up all the items on the board. It took awhile as we got up towards ten, but luckily the kids are always willing to jump in and be the board helpers, so they did most of the work. At the end, we added the words in Spanish, and repeated the vocabulary before cleaning up. Continue reading Bilingual Storytime: party!