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You guys, I was hoping that I’d be able to keep up with a good blogging schedule this fall, but after a decent September I am already struggling again. After thinking about it all weekend, I’ve very reluctantly decided that … Continue reading
I just got an email from someone asking for me to include their storytime blog on my Storytime Resources page–and as I did so I realized it has been a whopping 18 months since I last updated the list of … Continue reading
To build up their background knowledge and their understanding of their world, children need to know more than just the names of concrete objects. They also need to know the names for abstract concepts and feelings and ideas. Since children … Continue reading
A few months ago, I was able to participate in a Book Talk Week at my daughters’ old elementary school library. I visited with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade groups, and I wanted to do something a little different. I … Continue reading
Yikes, that was a long gap in posts! I had thought I would have a little breathing room between “end of the winter quarter” and “end of school year mayhem,” but April went by in a hurry over here. I’m … Continue reading
One question that comes up again and again when I talk with people about storytime is the best way to include music. Recently Julie, Anna, and Kendra all wrote great posts about singing in storytime. (Special thanks to Julie, who … Continue reading
I am so proud and happy to announce that I have been named one of Library Journal’s 2013 class of Movers & Shakers. Congratulations to everyone on this year’s list; it is an honor to be recognized with you. To … Continue reading
Good morning! Today I’m over at the ALSC Blog talking about how I’m using Evernote to keep track of my storytime files. Have a great weekend!
I started library school in 1993. My class was the last to be taught cataloging for both MARC and cards; online research meant carefully crafted, exquisitely timed search strategies performed in dial-up paid-for-by-the-minute databases; and we wrote out http://www like … Continue reading
Go ahead, be jealous that your 14-year-old daughter didn’t make a Cat in the Hat Hat-with-Fish-Bowl out of duct tape for YOU.