Last month I hosted a family fun event for our Early Head Start program. I tweaked the program based on what worked well last time and to better fit the younger audience. Here is what I came up with:
Bubbles. As kids finished eating (lunch provided by EHS) I had out a few quiet toys and blew a bajillion bubbles to engage the kids while grownups finished eating and got cleaned up. Continue reading Family Fun Day: storytime + dance party
This month in Little Makers we worked on pinching. Here’s what we did:
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This fall I was insanely excited to start a baby storytime at my library. There had been one a few years ago, but when the babies aged out they ended up with toddler and preschool storytimes instead. I decided to tack on a babytime (0-18 months) before toddler storytime, allowing plenty of time for play in between.
Our toddler storytime is called Wiggletime, so for the babies one of my great coworkers came up with the name Snuggletime. (Rejected titles included cuddletime, tickletime and, uh, fondletime).
Continue reading Introducing baby storytime
This month (aka, last month. I’m way behind) in Little Makers we talked about pendulums and knocked over towers with wrecking balls!
Continue reading Little Makers: wrecking balls
This fall, I’ve re-vamped my app storytime into Appy Hour! I’m experimenting with different times for evening programs, and families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and eat during the program.
Continue reading Appy Hour, new and improved
I think I saw this idea first from Abby, and then somewhere else, and the next thing I knew it was a big thing and I wanted it. I decided to hold our Family Fort Night after hours on a Friday night, and I was pretty nervous because I haven’t had huge success with evening programs.
Continue reading Family Fort Night