Part I in a three part series Babies are little balls of adorable gooeyness, like loaves of squishy dough waiting for an adult to move along with them or demonstrate movement. This is what makes baby storytime a challenge and a blessing. While you can do any laptime activity (that's appropriate) and not worry about them wandering off, they… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Peekaboo Puzzles
1. Opening Song: Building Blocks Song Tune: Hello Ladies Hello __________ (first child in the circle) Hello __________(second child in the circle) Hello __________(third child in the circle) Come build something with your blocks! 2. Importance of scientific observation—make predictions, test, discuss 3. Intro to outdoor science: Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid--This is a… Continue reading Curious Kitties: The Great Outdoors
Busy bags are little kits of pure 10 minute happiness. They're meant to be stowed away in your diaper bag or purse until that moment when you need a quick distraction for the kids. Another benefit to busy bags? They are educational through play! At my library, I hosted a busy bag party for two… Continue reading Hands-On Busy Bags
Due to the rave reviews of my colleagues, I decided to follow the massive librarian/parent following behind Drive-In Movies at the library--for the littlest hands. You can find other examples bathing the internet in a sort of brownish, boxy glow here, here, here, here, and here, and probably here. Sweet corrugated biscuits, let's get down… Continue reading Boxes at the ready, get set, GO!
At the end of every storytime session, Fremont Library hosts a Hands-On craft program for one- and two-year-olds. Check out the details on my Hands-On page. Patrons are required to register (to know how much supplies we need) but the program is pretty free flowing, where parents and kids can enjoy two crafty activities at… Continue reading Hands-On with Finger Paints, Balls, and Textured Baggies