PJ Storytime: Back to School

One of the joys of my pajama storytime is that I don’t loose kids once school starts, but I still like to honor that transition of returning to school after summer vacation or starting school for the first time.

 

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PJ Storytime: Manners

I’m usually not one to harp on manners or go on rants about how disrespectful kids these day are. However,  some really funny new picture books on manners came out this year and I couldn’t help myself. These early years are when children develop social skills and some gently encouragement to be polite never hurt.

 

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Flannel: 10 Dizzy Dragons

We have an amazing volunteer who creates the most detailed flannels for us. I can’t get over what a great job she did with these dragons! Each one has their own personality and some of the details blow me away. I have the pattern attached as well. If you’re not as crafty with felt, you could color and laminate the dragons.

I also found it helpful to number the dragons on the back

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A close up of my favorites. Can you see the toe rings?!

A close up of my favorites. Can you see the toe rings?!

Ten Dizzy Dragons

Ten dizzy dragons lived long ago,
In a land full of magic where few people dared to go

The first dragon wore a garland of flowers
The second dragon had strong magic powers

The third dragon flew wildly through the air
The fourth dragon lived in a jewel filled lair

The fifth dragon rescued people in trouble
The sixth dragon liked to blow pretty bubbles

The seventh dragon wore a crown made of gold
The eighth dragon had a heart brave and bold

The ninth dragon had breath of smokey green fire
The tenth dragon was a terrible, awful liar.

Ten dizzy dragons lived long ago,
In a land full of magic where in your dreams you can go

Ten Dizzy Dragons (pattern)

PJ Storytime: Knights

This was one of those storytimes that just kept changing, right up until storytime began! It had been on my mind for awhile, I thought it fit well with the “Hero” SRP theme. I haven’t been a stickler about keeping my storytimes on theme, but it’s nice to reinforce what’s going on in the library. Originally I was going to do Knights and Princesses. Then Knights and Dragons. There were so many great dragon books I had to do a separate storytime with just dragons, but I found plenty that featured both. Then at the very last minute, I added in a slightly off-topic princess book and it was the perfect choice!

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