Category Archives: Programming

Babies in Bloom: Singing

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Early Literacy Tip:  Like reading, singing is an … Continue reading

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Preschool Storytime: Clouds, Shaving Cream, Shapes and Letters

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities. For this week’s storytime, I decided to integrate some of the changes that I learned in my … Continue reading

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Favorite Outreach Fingerplays!

Five Fat Peas in a Peapod Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold your hand in a fist) One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (put thumb and fingers up one by one) They grew and … Continue reading

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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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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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