Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Shark in the Park

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s celebration of Shark Week I decided to expand my storytelling version of Shark in the Park. It’s one of my most asked for stories with my … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

Press Here: A Story Mob

Ever since I heard of Toronto’s Story Mob, I’ve been wanting to try it. I wasn’t sure exactly how I could make it work as an after school program, but … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

You Can Do Anything, Daddy!

I just learned that one of my other favorite superhero stories is no longer in print (blowing nose now). If you can get your hands on this, I highly recommend … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Captain Pajamas

This was one of the first “flannel” stories I ever made. I began the journey because I fell in love with Captain Pajamas, but didn’t love all of the parts … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Edward Gibbs’ I Spy Series

Gibbs’ I Spy series is so much fun! The holey pages beg children to guess who’s hiding behind them. I have included a video of how I use these stories … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Who Took the Cookies?

Bonnie Lass’ version of Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? is a southwest party through the desert. Like Who Ate All the Cookie Dough, this story puts a … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?

Karen Beaumont’s Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? is a new spin on the classic Who Stole the Cookies song. My flannel and puppet story collections are similar because I … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Perfect Gift

Mary Newell Depalma’s The Perfect Gift emphasizes friendship. It’s a sweet story of friends pitching in and helping when needed the most. I like this story so much, I read … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oh, No!

Candace Fleming’s Oh, No! is mesmerizing with its rhyming text. I have been wanting to expand my puppet stories and decided to add this to my repertoire. After reading Betsy … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

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