Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

10 Apples Up On Top!

This year I want to incorporate more props into my storytelling. So, I created a hat to use with Dr. Seuss’ Ten Apples Up On Top! Well…my husband engineered it … Continue reading

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Ten Red Apples

For the fall I decided to spruce up my apple themed stories for storytime and outreach. I made a prop to go along with Pat Hutchins’ Ten Red Apples. I … Continue reading

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Professional Development Workshop: Wisconsin Ed.

Last week I presented my first full-day professional development workshop in Fennimore, Wisconsin. I met a lot of lovely people and was happy to visit a part of the country I never … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shark in the Dark

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s Shark Week I made a sequel to one of my kid’s favorites…Shark in the Dark. Nick Sharratt’s series is out of print and insanely expensive from … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Crunch and a Munch Flannel

I love Emma J. Virjan’s new beginning readers series, Pig in a Wig, that I had to flannelize the latest installment! The new book, What This Story Needs is a … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Moon Might Be Milk

Lisa Shulman’s The Moon Might Be Milk is sadly out of print. But the story can still be used in puppet form if you can’t get your hands on a … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tic Tac Toe: Sneaky STEM

My scavenger hunts and other passive programs are so popular, I thought I’d mix it up a bit with a new game. This non-fiction game includes Steve Jenkins’ Just a … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cookie Decorating for All Ages

I do an annual cookie decorating program that’s a huge hit in my community! I usually do it in the winter and have a winter theme, but you could do … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Magic Bag: Spring Edition

About four years ago I started using a “Magic Bag” with a winter story, All You Need for a Snowman (it was actually my first Flannel Friday post!). Since then, kids … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

Puppet Costume Story: Using You Can Do Anything, Daddy!

I decided to make costumes for my pirate puppet so I can use it to go along with one of my favorite stories, You Can Do Anything, Daddy! by Michael … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

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