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...

Get Well Storytime

Sniffles. Coughs. Runny noses. These are all a part of childhood. Most kids are lucky enough to associate the doctor with a few uncomfortable pricks and a good job sticker. Other kids spend far more t...

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...

Can You See Your Shadow? Preschool Story Time

I’m dreading Winter. Try as I might, I have never been able to look past the damp cold and the dreary brown trees. That being the case, I’m already plotting getaways and thinking about Spr...

Construction Site Story Time for Toddlers

I have this photo of my twins from when they were toddlers where they are both trying to squeeze through the front door at the same time with wide google eyes. What were they so eagerly trying to get ...

Tweet Tweet! Birds Story Time for Preschoolers

I have a vivid memory of my twins running from tree to tree in our backyard in Wisconsin staring up at the branches and loudly shouting “robin!” It was late Fall and I was freezing cold, b...

Hoot Owl Story Time for Preschoolers

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope. That’s what Pa says.” I’ve been fascinated by owls since the first time I read Jane Yolen’s ...

Very Busy Spider Story Time for Preschoolers

Rounding the corner to our apartment I was momentarily shocked to find a spider web with spiders crawling all over our door. It takes a second for me to remember that I helped my 5 year old twins crea...

Play and Count with Farm Animals

His cute little dimples appeared each time my friend’s toddler turned the page in Little Blue Truck and cheerfully called out each farm animal noise. It was the same book that my twins had devou...