Little Listeners: March/April

Dec 16th, 2016 Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

I figured I’d post the rest of my Little Listeners (3-15 mos.) plans. So here’s the March/April session. Look at my past post to see pictures of the setup and the transitional songs we sing every week. The other plans: January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December For this session, here are our choral read books (we do 1 choral read per class): Barnyard Dance by…

My First Ever Baby Playground!

Nov 3rd, 2016 Craft Programs, Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

This was my first ever Baby Playground program and the first for our library. Basically, I wanted to have a giant baby party that practices fine motor skills. I chose to focus on pincer grasp, gross motor skills, and eye tracking. It was so much fun! We had over 40 people attend. Babies were everywhere. Rice was everywhere (we used it as “sandbox” material). We…

Little Listeners: September/October

Oct 17th, 2016 Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 7 min read

I figured I’d post the rest of my Little Listeners (3-15 mos.) plans. So here’s the September/October session. Look at my past post to see pictures of the setup and the transitional songs we sing every week. The other plans I have so far are: July/August November/December For this session, here are our choral read books (we do 1 choral read per class): Bunny Rabbit…

Little Listeners (3-15 months) Storytime: Nov/Dec

Feb 5th, 2016 Little Listeners Rachel Reinwald 9 min read

Our Little Listeners group is for babies 3 months to 15 months. Our format remains the same each week. We have 6 weeks in a session and we switch songs halfway through so that the parents and children have some time to learn the songs before we change them. Repetition helps learning! (But we don’t want the same songs the whole session or parents might…

July / August Little Listeners

Sep 23rd, 2015 Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners Rachel Reinwald 9 min read

I teach a program for 3 to 15-month-old babies and their parents. This is the littlest group we have. They are adorable and when you work with kids this young, you start to see their personalities because they aren’t eclipsed by their older siblings (who aren’t allowed in). This is what our structure looks like each time. The first ten minutes of the program is…