Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Outreach Storytime: Welcome to Storytime

  • Program Goals: 
    • Introduce ourselves to the children and teachers
    • Set expectations and a routine for outreach storytimes
    • Practice following directions
    • Show them that storytime will be fun!
    • Kids receive a Welcome back to school brochure (adapted from another library)
Toddlers (*Nonfiction)
  • One day in the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree by Bernstrom (2019)
  • Don't push the button by Bill Cotter (2019)
  • Chicken in space by Adam Lehrhaupt (2018)
Preschool and Kindergarteners (*Nonfiction)
  • Count the monkeys by Mac Barnett (2018)
  • Open up, Please! & Shapes Reshape by Silvia Borando (2018)
  • Hangry by Drew Brockington (2019)
  • This is a taco by Andrew Cangelose (2018)
  • Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (2019)
  • Undercover ostrich by Joe Kulka (2019)
  • Warning: Do not open this book and Please open this book by Adam Lehrhaupt (2018)
  • Operation photobomb by Tara Luebbe (2019)
Long Stories (*Nonfiction)
  • Rules of the house by Mac Barnett (2018)
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton (2018)
  • We don't eat our classmates by Higgins (2018)
  • Be quiet! by Higgins (2019)
  • My crocodile does not bite by Joe Kulka (2018)
Movement and Music
Flannelboard and Activities
Vocabulary/Learning Objectives
  • Basics of storytime behavior
  • Social-emotional elements (transitions, calming down when upset, stopping and starting)
  • Contrasts (loud and quiet, kind behavior, mean behavior)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Let's go nuts!

Playing the acorn game (not sure what happened to his other
squirrel ear!)
  • Program Goals
    • Fun program to start off fall
    • Fall-themed but not too fall-themed
    • Squirrels!
  • Acorn scavenger hunt
    • Purchased fake acorns online at Amazon for about $13
    • Staff and big kids hid them in the children's area
    • Kids went on a scavenger hunt and collected them
  • Tree toss game
    • Staff built tree trunks out of cardboard with holes (used wooden supports from Pigeon cut-out to hold them up)
    • After kids had collected the acorns, they threw them through the holes. You could keep score if you wanted.
    • Bean bags also available for littler hands.
  • Climbing and balancing
    • Honeycomb play system
    • Tape lines on the floor
  • Matching game
  • Collecting bags
    • Sewing machine
    • Pre-cut bags and handles
  • Fall colors
    • Thin cardboard leaves (die-cut)
    • paint, paint brushes
  • Squirrel ears
    • Recycled bulletin board borders
    • Die cut brown ears (actually leaves)
    • Stapler, Stickers
  • Build a contraption
    • popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, wire
    • recyclables
    • hot glue, tape, duct tape, staplers
  • Activity pages
  • Other supplies
    • plastic table coverings
    • aprons
    • sink