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Archive for December, 2014

Sound Science Storytime

sound4Today we played around with and made several instruments while exploring the science of sound.  The room was loud, but not as loud as I thought it might get.  It was fun trying to come up with non-percussion instruments to make and explore.  There was plenty of percussion too, but it was nice to branch out a little bit.

This is a program I really enjoy doing.  I don’t think I’ll get to do another Science Storytime for a while – we’re seriously curtailing programming as we head into a renovation – but I would definitely like to do some more.  They’re really fun for kids and caregivers.  And librarians, of course.

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Boys & Books: Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular

???????????????????????????????One of the moms told me at the beginning of the program that when she told her son it was Boys & Books night she got a fist pump and a “Yes!”  I figure that’s as good an endorsement as you’re ever going to get for a book club.

My dilemma this month: what do you do with a book the kids like but that has almost no potential for discussion?  Answer: you find a really cool activity to go with it.  It’s great how much fun these digitally-savvy kids (and parents) can still have with a pile of cardboard tubes and boxes, scissors, and masking tape.

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White Storytime

one-big-pairClouds and snowmen and penguins and shoes and … underwear!  Yay!  Somehow I missed the opportunity to use the “Little Mouse” flannel board this week.  Hard to believe.  We did spray shaving cream, though, so that makes up for a lot.   This was the last of our color-themed storytimes.  Next week we’ll be doing favorites and then we’ll have winter break.

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