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Broke Holidays: 20s and 30s Craft Night

And now a break from my regularly scheduled baby programming. Presenting a millennial program so delightful, so utterly essential to providing age diversity to your adult programming that you will find these elusive millennials crawling out of their microbrew pubs, detaching themselves from their cat collecting apps*, and scrambling for a babysitter just to come to your… Continue reading Broke Holidays: 20s and 30s Craft Night

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Baby Art Playground: Texture Blocks

Part III of the Baby Art Playground Series Oh oh oh, this was one of my favorite baby crafts. LET ME TELL YOU EVERYTHING. Why texture blocks? Textures are a wonderful early learning experience for growing senses. As babies explore their world, they are building curiosity, strengthening eye sight, and being able to discriminate between… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Texture Blocks

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Baby Art Playground: Discovery Bottles

Part II of the Baby Art Playground Series A big hangup with baby crafting is the threat of a big mess. Oftentimes, this is a wonderful thing as babies explore their world and express their curiosity through play. But sometimes it's nice to have an activity with minimal mess paired with a long-lasting toy. Especially if… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Discovery Bottles

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Baby Art Playground: Peekaboo Puzzles

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

Programs · storytelling

Fairy Good Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Introduction: Why are nursery rhymes and fairy tales important? Nursery rhymes are strong in rhythm, rhyme, and repetition Learn the basic patterns of story patterns including plot, theme, and character Can teach lessons about actions and consequences Knowing the original tale builds a platform for understanding & appreciating fractured tales Shake Your Sillies Out, clap… Continue reading Fairy Good Tales: Little Red Riding Hood