Piggies

For the pig theme today, I opened with a pig puppet. I allowed all the kids to come up and pet the piggy.The books we […]

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Mittens

For this week’s winter theme, I planned a storytime around Jim Aylesworth’s 2009 adaptation of the folktale “The Mitten”. I love that a version of […]

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Snow

This week was an official “snow day,” so what better time to make a post on a story time inspired by the white fluffy stuff. […]

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Rocks

What, you say?  We did an entire Explorastory program about rocks?  Now that is strange. But guess what?  There are some great books about rocks, and […]

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Moons

Books: “Goodnight Moon,” a classic by Margaret Wise Brown illustrated by Clement Hurd.  I used a big book for this one, which always works well.  […]

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Monsters

Books:  “My Monster Mama Loves Me So” by Laura Leuck, illustrated by Mark Buehner  “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak  “Go Away Big […]

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Rainforest

The dense humidity.  The vivid green of lush jungle flora.  The distant echo of creatures lurking around every corner.  These senses will suround you in […]

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Bubbles

Books:  “Bubble Trouble,” written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar.  Silly, yet sophisticated rhyming book. “Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum,” by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by […]

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Mice

Tiny little mice.  Aren’t they cute?  That’s what we learned about in this week’s Explorastory. Books: “Lunch” by Denise Fleming “If You Give a Mouse […]

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