Preschool · Programs · Virtual Programming

Virtual Sunshine Squad: Let’s Share

As part of a very generous and sharing-centric profession, I love to share! But did I always? Like when I was a toddler or preschooler? Hell to the no. Nowadays, caregivers, educators, and experts are seeking to reframe the concept of "sharing" beyond a begrudging act of giving up a beloved toy. Instead, the focus… Continue reading Virtual Sunshine Squad: Let’s Share

Library Crafting · Preschool · Virtual Programming

Virtual Sunshine Squad: Grow a Seed of Kindness

Kindness always starts with something small: a smile, a pause to listen, a laugh, or a helping hand. Like a seed planted in the ground, that kindness can grow into something spectacular. This storytime for ages 0-6 has particular emphasis on the effect of something small on the happiness of another. Check out the other… Continue reading Virtual Sunshine Squad: Grow a Seed of Kindness

Library Crafting · Preschool · Programs · Virtual Programming

Virtual Sunshine Squad: Managing Your Grouchies

As someone who scours the internet for storytime content for slightly niche themes, it's finally time I jumped back in the saddle and gave back. Two years later, and what a wild and completely normal time it has been. As with most librarians who had the ability and resources to do so, I shifted all… Continue reading Virtual Sunshine Squad: Managing Your Grouchies

Programs

Sunshine Squad: Let’s Be Friends

Hello Song: Heckety Peckety No matter the size of the crowd, everyone's name is beautiful so let's put them in a song! Heckety peckety bumblebee Won’t you say your name for me? ______________ Let’s say it ______________ Let’s clap it ______________ With a whisper ______________ With a shout ______________ Early Literacy Song Tune: Goodnight Ladies… Continue reading Sunshine Squad: Let’s Be Friends

Children's Literature

2019 Picture Books Gift Guide

Another year wraps up and I've got some great gift suggestions for every young child on your list. Happy hunting! Infant Board Books (ages 0-2) Wild Baby by Cori Doerrfeld. This one's for all the active, run-away children out there (mine included). The baby monkey experiences many emotions including joy, excitement, fear, and shame, but… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books Gift Guide