Monthly Archives: August 2015

Choral Reading for Babies in Bloom

You may have noticed that in my Babies in Bloom program, I tend to use choral reading rather than choosing one or two books for the group for me to read. This post just covers why I do that– and … Continue reading

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Preschool Storytime, Theme: Houses

In this weeks storytime, you can look at a new flannel board (building a house out of shapes), learn the signs from our closing song, and focus on tips related to integrating writing and shapes into everyday. Continue reading

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Babies in Bloom: Phonemic Awareness and Singing

In this weeks Babies in Bloom, we look at how singing prepares our children for reading later and life– and we talk about how it doesn’t matter how well you do it! Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Disturbing Novels, Psychological Thrillers

While most of my work posted on this blog explores my work with children, I also do adult readers advisory and research. If you’re like me, sometimes you just need to feel a little disturbed, creeped out, distressed by what … Continue reading

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Preschool Storytime: School Readiness (Animals and Dinos)

Don’t limit yourself always with themes! In this storytime I combined a couple of types of books that I like to create something super awesome! Preschool Storytime: Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills … Continue reading

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