Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Felt Board Table: Cars & Community

I’ve spruced up my felt table for the spring and did a car and community theme. (I can’t find my original inspiration, so Rebecca if you post in the comments … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday 4th Birthday Guest Post: Meet Jessi

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s 4th anniversary, I am helping guest host for the Guest Post Palooza. So help me welcome Jessi… Hello!  Super excited to be a guest here on … Continue reading

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Mo Willems’ We Are in a Play: Library Style

I wrote a play based on Mo Willems’ books featuring his famous characters Elephant and Piggie. I blended elements of a few stories together: My Friend is Sad, Are You Ready to … Continue reading

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Storytime University Thrive Thursday Badge!

Storytime University has a free, go-at-your-own-pace professional development program. It has amazing ideas and really made me expand my horizons by pushing my comfort level on so many things. I’m still … Continue reading

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Toy Stories: Toys Series By Emily Jenkins

The Toys series by Emily Jenkins is one of my newer favorite read-alouds for the school age. The short stories follow the adventures of three toys: a buffalo named Lumphy, a … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Toy Stories: Traction Man Action Figure

The picture book series following Traction Man and his trusty sidekick, Scrubbing Brush, is filled with adventure and rescue missions. Here’s a craft that requires a little prep work, but … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Frozen Preschool Party featuring Olaf

Since this is the coldest February on record, I decided to celebrate with the cast of Frozen, or my preschoolers! I read Olaf’s 1,2,3 and then we had fun at … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian

This is one of my new favs–it reminds me of Pete the Cat! The story is so versatile to fit a number of themes: getting dressed, farm, animals, tractors, stories … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Homeland Adult Flannel Board

While I wait for the next season of Homeland, I decided to make a felt set of my favorites: Carrie Mathison, Nicholas Brody, and Saul Berenson. In celebration of Damian … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

This is a new-to-me story, even though it’s about ten years old. I just fell in love with it and so have all of my kids. I had to make … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

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