Thank you, Picture Book Idea Month! I have had such a good time thinking of homemade big book ideas for my baby storytime!
I have a bunch of ideas that should keep me busy for a long time, but more than that, thinking about the books that I use with my babies helped me to see what types of stories I use over and over. As I evaluate new books as possible storytime titles, I will be able to think of them in terms of these structures (circular plots, sequences, question-and-answer, songs and rhymes, and Mother Goose, to name a few) and I think it will help me recognize more quickly which selections might work well.
Now excuse me, but I have a stack of construction paper I need to start cutting and gluing!