Thursday, July 21, 2016

Park Outreach Storytime - Water

This program was held at a local park.  They have a building for educational programs that has electricity so some of the activities were indoors and some of them were outdoors. For the music I used songs on my phone played over a homemade pringle can speaker.  We walked outside to a tree with benches around it for some of the program.  The rest of it was held indoors so we do a craft the park services provide without things blowing away. The program is for children ages 4-7 and their parents. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Beach Reboot

Check out another Beach Storytime.

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends

Books

Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark Ken Geist - I didn't make a felt for this story but Library Lena made a felt board if you'd like an idea of how it could look.

Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway

Monday, July 18, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Reptiles

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends


Books
Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
The Splendid Spotted Snake by Betty Ann Schwartz
The Snake Who Said Shhh by Jodie Parachini


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Thaumatrope

Howdy
Have you seen that old game where two images on separate discs are spun to make it look like they are together?  It's called a Thaumatrope.
A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in the 19th century. A disk with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision.[1] (wikipedia)
Now you can make your own Thaumatrope (my teens just call them spinners) and use it to catch Pokemon.  To make this toy you will need the print out this PDF or Publisher file, scissors, a single hole punch, string or yarn, a way to color your picture like crayons, colored pencils or markers and glue or tape. 


Catch your Pokémon by coloring and pasting the circles together so that each image is upright no matter what side you look at. Next you need to punch two holes across the  diameter of the circle and attach strings from each side.  Spin the strings to see the optical illusion. 


Laura

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's Dangerous to Go Alone - Pokemon Go Tear Off Poster

Howdy
I didn't know which pokemon to feature since different areas have a different smattering of monsters to catch.  I decided to support our gamers with gear since I know I could always use a few more pokeballs in my stash of items.  Enjoy this new poster for PokemonGo featuring Professor Willow. Find links to the PDF and Publisher files below.  



Laura

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Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Dangerous to Go Alone - Pokemon Tear Off Poster

Howdy
Is your library a gym or pokestop?  Add some flair to your kids or teen department with this free printable PDF or Publisher file of a retro Pokemon poster featuring Professor Oak of Pallet Town.  Let me know if you'd like to see a Professor Willow poster. 



Laura

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Camping

Opening

Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends


Books
Camping in Green by Christianne C Jones 
Good Night, Animals by Lena Arro

Music
Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem

Sleeping Bag Chant by Carole Peterson Stephenson from H.U.M. - Highly Usable Music - Here the tune so you can sing it yourself and see lyrics on Macaroni Soup.

Scarves
Borrowed from Scarf Songs and Rhymes for Storytime on Jbrary.
One Bright scarf - (adapted from 10 Little Fingers at Storytime Rocks)

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)

Reach Up High from Exercise Party

Felt
Colorful Butterflies from Caterpillars and Butterflies Storytime by Miss Meg's Storytime

Colorful Butterflies


The first to come to the garden bed
is a lovely butterfly of brilliant RED


Then in comes another and that makes two
Fly right in, my friend of BLUE


This garden is fine, the best I’ve seen
says the butterfly of the softest GREEN


Our garden needs a sunny fellow
Fly in butterfly, with wings of YELLOW


Little friend of PURPLE, fly in too
the garden is waiting for a color like you


Hello ORANGE, we’ve waited so long
fly in, right where you belong


Butterflies, Butterflies, you’re such a sight
Flying together with such delight!




Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Quick Pic - Felt Tetris

Howdy
We made the kids a giant felt Tetris game to play on our carpet wall. I think it will be a game for 52 pick up for staff but hopefully the kids enjoy it too.



Laura
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Quick Pic - A Hedgehog named Sedgewick

Howdy
Somedays at work I do a lot of different things. Sometimes that means using babytalk on a hedgehog from your summer reading magic show.  This is Sedgewick the Hedgehog from Erica Carlson Children's Entertainment. 


Laura
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