The absolute best thing about writing Mel’s Desk is all the conversations I wind up having with fabulous, smart, passionate storytime providers. I learn so much from everyone, and a lot of what I learn funnels right back into more blog posts, which leads to more discussions and more learning…
Here are some of the posts I’ve written about how I do storytime, or in which I ask questions and receive excellent advice.
Best Practices and Personal Style
What’s a best practice for storytime that everyone should do? What instead falls under the category of personal style? This is a question I’m pretty much always thinking about in my role as storytime trainer at my library.
What Not To Do
This is a follow-up post to the “Best Practices” post, coming at the question from a different angle: what should we NOT do in storytime?
Advice for New Storytime Providers
Before a training class I asked for your one piece of best advice for new storytime providers, and wow did you guys deliver. This is an excellent list!
Adjusting Storytime On the Fly
What do you do when your storytime group is a little different than you planned for?
Tips for Delivering Early Literacy Messages
My personal advice for presenting early literacy information with confidence.
Beyond Five Little Whatsits
What I do instead of the ubiquitous “Five Little” rhymes in my storytimes, and why.