Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Outreach Storytimes: Eggs and Hatchlings

Program Goals
  • Encourage library visits
  • Build relationships with students and teachers
  • Teach kids about eggs
  • All kids received a handout with upcoming March/April programs and an egg activity
  • Toddlers (*Nonfiction)
    • Early bird by Toni Yuly (March 2015)
    • This little chick by John Lawrence (March 2016)
    • That's mine by Michel Van Zeveren (March 2016)
    • Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchinson (March 2016)
    • Peep and Egg: I'm not hatching by Laura Gehl (March 2016)
  • Preschool and Kindergarteners (*Nonfiction)
    • *What will hatch by Jennifer Ward (March 2015)
    • *An egg is quiet by Dianna Aston (March 2015)
    • *Eggs 123 by Janet Halfmann (March 2016)
    • Odd egg by Emily Gravett (March 2015)
    • *What will I be by Nicola Davies (March 2015)
    • Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend (March 2016)
    • Chickens to the rescue by John Himmelman (March 2016)
  • Long Stories (*Nonfiction)
    • Argus by Michele Knudsen (March 2016)
    • Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith (March 2015)
    • Egg drop by Mini Grey (March 2015)
    • An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
    • Busy-Busy Little Chick by Janice Harrington
    • *Hatch by Roxie Munro (March 2016)
  • Flannelboard/Movement/Activity
Vocabulary: Oviparous, amphibious, tadpole, hatch, nest, spring


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Winter Wigglers: Teddy Bear Hunt

  • Program Goals
    • Offer an active program during winter
    • Offer a program on Wednesday morning that will be open to toddlers and preschoolers
    • Encourage parents to play with their children
    • Attendance: 20
I put this on my calendar with no clear idea of exactly what I was going to do. Then, suddenly, it was time! I didn't want to do a traditional "Going on a Bear Hunt" since we have that with the Ice Age Trail and mammoths in the fall and also it was too much work to set it up. So I put together some activity sheets based on Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, scattered bear paws around, and made paper puppets for the kids to collect and then use in the puppet theater. Kids hung out and it didn't take too long to set up, unlike the obstacle course.

  • 3-2-16
    • Attendance: 20
    • Notes: We had a major snowstorm the day before so the word didn't get out what we were doing. The people who came to hang out enjoyed it though.