Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

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

Elf on a Shelf Craft Program

I had a special December program that I called Elf on a Shelf Extravaganza. It was for all ages and a huge success! I picked a couple of books and … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Easter, Pete the Cat!

I’ve instilled a love of Pete the Cat with all of the preschoolers in my tri-town area! They love him sooooo much, they’re singing his favorite song: I love my … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s a Tiger!

David LaRochelle’s It’s a Tiger! makes the kids yell and laugh. Of course, I ham it up a bit. I wanted to make a craft to accompany the story: Its … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Count the Monkeys

I love this new “counting” book. The children loves listening to it and immediately yell, “Again!” when I turn to the final end pages revealing all of the hidden monkeys. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

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