In one of my Facebook groups, a discussion was started after this article, Losing our grip: More students entering school without fine motor skills, was shared. After chatting with some fellow librarians, an idea I have been procrastinating on to allow for the introduction of activities during storytime which would encourage the building of fine motor skill. […]
One of my favorite themes to share at the library is anything farm. It may surprise you to know that I am a bit of a ham when it comes to making animal sounds and there are a whole heap of them to be made down on the farm. While the library (and me) are […]
Storytime was all abut things that go and I wanted to do something to use the scores of plastic caps people have donated to the library to create an easy to make vehicle craft! This was the result: To create the cars we used these materials: Not pictured, a screwdriver which is ADULT USE […]
Picture books can inspire easy fall crafts to share with your preschooler.
This year’s theme for Summer Reading at my library is Fizz, Boom, Read and we have been doing lots of science themed activities. Today for storytime we went under and read books about fish. Books read: Shark in the Park! Bored! Bored! Bored! Hooray for Fish! I’m The Biggest Thing in the Ocean! We sang […]
I usually do not make a big deal out of Easter at the library. Spring Break normally falls this week and in the past I have taken time off to spend with my daughter. This year with so many snow days she had school and I found myself asked about Easter. I try to avoid […]
We don’t “do” Halloween at my library but the event cannot be ignored. We have a selection of Halloween books available for check out, the after school chatter from my tweens and littles includes Halloween costumes and I may or may not be keeping bite sized bags of snacks near my desk. As I looked […]