Stars and Space Storytime

3-2-1 Blast off! It’s almost impossible not to be awed by Space. Right? Last year my kids developed a huge interest in space and we spent months learning about the planets, space travel, and the...

E is for Earth Story Time for Preschoolers

Earth Day is quickly approaching and we have been busy talking about the Earth. We started talking about the Earth during our unit on Outer Space. My son was fascinated with all the different planets ...

8 Questions to Increase Reading Comprehension

We’re on page two of one of my favorite Amy Krause Rosenthal’s books and already the giggles are growing uncontrollable. It took a moment for them to comprehend the duck/rabbit dilemma but...

Little Red Riding Hood Story Study Ideas

You remember when Little Red went into the big woods, right? Little Red Riding Hood is a classic childhood story people know the outlines of the tale, which is what makes it a great one for a story st...

The Surprising Key to Involving Dads in Literacy

One of my fondest childhood memories is my dad reading aloud to me before bed.  I would curl up in my bed and my dad would sit next to me and read aloud. His voice would take me on a journey with wha...

Stone Soup Story Time for Preschoolers

A cool northern breeze blew in this weekend and it had me reaching for soup recipes. After a yummy bowl of our favorite soup, we snuggled up with our collection of Stone Soup stories. We have several ...

Down on the Farm Toddler Story Time

Farm animals with their quirky characteristics and fun noises are always a favorite with infants and toddlers. This story time brings together three playful farm animal books and some hands on learnin...