Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

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

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

A Kiss Like This

A Kiss Like This is a cute, quick story perfect for Valentine’s Day. Each baby animal kisses their grownup. Easy to use with toddlers and preschoolers. To check out more … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Olaf’s 1, 2, 3 Flannel Story

With the popularity of Frozen, I decided to flannelize the counting story, Olaf’s 1, 2, 3! I plan on using this until the pieces melt. Between my in-house and outreach … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Felt Board Table: The “Winter” Collection featuring Frozen

My Felt Board Table is the best independent “program” I’ve ever come up with. It’s more popular than my scavenger hunts! We have families of all ages play with this from … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flannel Friday Roundup 10/17/14

Here is this week’s Flannel Friday! Carol has a “Taming the Monsters” storytime packed with monster fingerplays, flannels, and books. I thought I knew all the monster songs, but learned a … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ouch!

Ragnhild Scamell’s Ouch is sadly out of print. I acquired a copy to create a flannel/puppet story to use in the fall. I changed a few details to make the … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Flannel Friday Placeholder 10/17/14

Now’s your chance to participate in this week’s Flannel Friday. If you have a submission, leave a link in the comments section. I’ll post a compilation at the end of … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Little Goblins Ten

Pamela Jane’s Little Goblins Ten is a perfect addition to any October storytime. The lyrical language reminds me of Ten Timid Ghosts. The Halloween version of “Over in the Meadow” … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

    I tested out my felt board table during this year’s summer reading program. It was a huge hit! Children of all ages, and most of their grownups, loved playing … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

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