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Birthday Card!

Just wanted to show off my first foray into card marking. I had a lot of fun with this project: my niece's first birthday card. There were a few hiccups along the way, but I am proud of the end result.

Not bad for a first attempt, no?
Happy Birthday, C!

My Quick, Easy, and Fun Daycare Storytime Plan!

I was asked to visit the a.m. and p.m. classes of one of the preschools in town. I wanted to share what I do on these visits in the hopes that it will help any struggling youth librarians trying to think of something to do. A lot of librarians just do a normal storytime, but usually the teacher wants you to also discuss library cards, how to treat books, etc. and this is a really simple way to get all that in.

First I introduce myself. And then I use a storytelling method. Most days (and today) I use a scroll story version that I made of It Looks Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. I'm sure that it looks like a really time-consuming thing to do, but what took the most time was measuring and cutting it. You could prep a whole bunch of blank scrolls if you just had enough fadeless paper.

Next I read a really interactive story. One that works perfectly with this audience is Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas. The kids always get a huge kick out of this story. Giggles galore. Ap…