My bilingual family storytimes all follow the same outline, and I fill in the blanks with books, flannel stories, apps and activities!
Although this program had a low attendance, I wrangled some older kids who were hanging out in the children’s room this evening with the promise of cookies and Mo Willems, and they LOVED this fun classic.
Book: Estamos en un libro!/We are in a book! by Mo Willems.
After attending a New Media Training this spring, my goals included increasing our use of new media (ipads) in our programs and serving as a media mentor to our patrons. With that in mind, I planned a new media evening storytime, and advertised it as a way to learn about quality apps and how to use them with your kids.
Music & Movement is a preschool movement program that I just started, based on a program I volunteered with when I was in library school. The kids love it, the parents love it, and I love it. Plus, I can count it as my work out for the day!
This post originally appeared on the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section blog here, and here.
I started at my current position as Youth Services Coordinator in June, and since then I’ve been adding little early literacy activities and awareness to our children’s section. Some of the things I came up with, a lot of them were suggestions from my amazing staff, and many were inspired by other libraries!
Here is some of what we’re doing. Anything not mine includes a link to the original idea whenever possible!
Early Literacy Tips
This grew out of the idea of posting early literacy tips during storytime. I don’t do our regular in-house storytimes, and I wanted the opportunity to explain why we offer so many different activities. I typed up a TON of tips, some taken straight from ECRR, some adapted from The Early Literacy Kit, and a few more that I specifically wanted to address. I put them in speech bubbles, laminated them, and now I have a backlog that I can pull from every time I change a display or put out a new activity.