Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Today is Monday Felt Story & Song

  I love this classic story and song. I use it with all kinds of themes: food, Thanksgiving, animals, family, days of the week. Greg & Steve’s song is a … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Musical Melodies

I will be doing a Musical Melodies program this summer with my school agers. Since the setup is a little time consuming, I have done it ahead of time. You’ll … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preschool Egg Maracas

If you’re looking for an easy, last minute Easter craft here’s one! I did a special spring program for my preschoolers and they loved it! I read Press Here by … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Story, Seven Ways

Inspired by Notes From the Story Room, I decided to write about my own ways to tell stories. I will be using Good Night Gorilla to showcase my variations. I … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ten on a Sled

Kim Norman’s Ten on a Sled is a perfect winter read aloud. I made a flannel set to use instead of the book so I can mix up the story … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Buttons

I love Pete the Cat, and so do my storytimers. I was so inspired by all the FFs out there that made Pete stories, I decided to try my own. … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

There was an Old Monster

I’m preparing early for Halloween this year and am making a series of monster stories. Emberley’s There Was an Old Monster is a perfect story to convert to flannel! And, … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

If You’re a Monster and You Know It

I’m getting ready for my month of monster mayhem. Instead of making flannel pieces to go with Ed Emberley’s story / song, I found pre-made “Furry Friends” from Trend Enterprises … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

After School Clubs for Kids

Flannel Friday

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