Family Storytime: Bear Storytime

Dec 2nd, 2015 Family Storytime Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

I like doing a bear storytime during this time of year because we talk about hibernation. It’s always fun to see which kids actually know the word hibernation. Most of them know that bears like to sleep until spring and that animals gather food to save during the winter. Those smarty pants. The first book we read is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson because…

Family Storytime: Thanksgiving

Dec 1st, 2015 Family Storytime Rachel Reinwald 6 min read

One is a Feast for a Mouse by Judy Cox is my favorite Thanksgiving book. Not only is it suspenseful and not about killing turkeys, the illustrations are also pretty good, especially when looking at perspective and all the fun details in the pictures. You can see that Kitty has a nametag place at the table to remind you to watch out for him. It’s…

Family Storytime: Sick / Get Well

Nov 19th, 2015 Family Storytime Rachel Reinwald 8 min read

When I did this storytime, I picked I Feel Sick! (a Little Princess story) by Tony Ross. It’s short and funny, but also relatable. The princess always pretends she’s sick when she is asked to do chores. Kids don’t like chores. As one of the ones in my program put it, “Going to a party is funner than cleaning up cat poop. I don’t like…

Family Storytime: Music/Dancing

Sep 29th, 2015 Family Storytime Rachel Reinwald 4 min read

We did our usual transition songs and play with musical instruments for our song breaks. For the flannel, I used Mary Has Lots of Lambs. We sing Mary Had a Little Lamb but each kid gets a different color lamb to put up. Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig turned out to be the book both age groups (2-5 and 4-5) enjoyed the most. I originally…