Thursday, May 26, 2016

Patty LeCake

Sometimes (frequently) I get tired of using traditional rhymes, so I remix them a bit.

Patti LeCake is a cupcake with a New Attitude. She is trying to teach introductory phonics from Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) research, all On Her Own. I'm like her Michael McDonald.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Planting a Rainbow

I've consistently used Lois Ehlert's "Planting a Rainbow" for garden and color themed programs since I started doing storytimes.

This absolutely justifies the inordinate amount of time spent making these felt flowers...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Song Cube/D6 of Singing

A couple months ago there was a  Storytime Underground post about making a song cube. I finally decided to create my own felt one. I got an  8x8 Styrofoam cube from the craft store and wrapped it in felt. Then I velcroed felt icons representing songs on each side . (Velcro will allow the songs to be eventually switched out)  At storytime, I will throw it up in the air and we will sing the song on whichever side faces the audience. I’m totally stoked about this…
Addendum: The kids loved it! I enjoy how the element of randomness helps keep my storytime feelin’ fresh. If I made another one, which I most likely will, I would use soft poly-foam instead of Styrofoam.