PJ Storytime: Mother’s Day/ Families

I always try to keep my theme inclusive to non-traditional families when it comes to celebrating mom’s and dad’s. On top of that, I have a low tolerance for sticky-sweet “I Love You” books. I’ve actually ignored the holiday in the past, but this year there were a few new books I wanted to share that fit the theme.

  

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PJ Storytime: Good Day/ Bad Day

The book Bad Bye, Good Bye has been on my shelf for a little while, waiting to be a storytime. I love the illustrations, but I didn’t want to do “Moving” as a theme, so a paired it with a few other goo/bad, happy/sad books that were a lot of fun. All of these books had very sparse text, with much of the story being told by the illustrations, so it was a great storytime to model dialogic reading for the caregivers at my storytime.

  

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Five Pairs of Dirty Socks

These simple soc???????????????????????????????ks made a great addition to my Sock Hop storytime this week. I stole the rhyme from a co-worker (I did find a similar rhyme from a previous post). They could be used as a sock sorting game as others have done, but they are a bit large and it would have to be a small group. I also did not make an amazing felt washer, maybe for next time. This is an easy flannel to make but it has lots of learning opportunities: colors, matching, counting (I even had the kids count by 2’s).

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PJ Storytime: Dinosaurs

There’s no shortage of dinosaurs books in the library, but some great new ones grabbed my attention this past year.

I also finally found the time to create a flannel I’ve been thinking about for the longest time. I’ve always thought that the book “Shape by Shape” would be fun as a flannel but there were a few logistical issues that I had to overcome. I finally had success and started out the storytime with the flannel adaptation.

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