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From Last Minute to Legendary

I had a great time last Thursday presenting my brand-new workshop, “Last Minute Lessons”  at the 52nd Annual Early Childhood Education Conference.  Participants were challenged to come up with creative lesson plans in response to emergency situations – all with limited materials.   188 more words


Sign This!: "The Little Spider: A Rhyme from the Philippines"

Put a spin on a familiar favorite by sharing this rhyme from the Philippines:

The little spider, the little spider

Climbed up the branch.

The rain came down and pushed it away. 48 more words

American Sign Language

Super Scarves: 7 New Ways to Use Them in Your Programs

Beyond peek-a-boo and freeze dances, what can you do with a scarf? Plenty!

1) Windy Days:

Perfect for weather or springtime storytimes, the activity encourages children to imitate the qualities of the wind with their scarves.  634 more words

American Sign Language

Liven up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language

Using sign language during library storytimes is a great way to communicate with babies and toddlers and to broaden the appeal of storytimes of your storytimes!  251 more words

American Sign Language

Springtime Fun Storytime

Recommended Books:

Me and My Mom! by Alison Ritchie (Good Books, Intercourse, PA, 2009)

Although baby bear is little and unsure of the world around him, he knows with Mom by his side he can do anything. 429 more words


Beautiful Bugs and Incredible Insects Storytime

Recommended Books

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming. New York: Harcourt, 2007: Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and Fleming celebrates every one of them in this colorful ode to these hardy creepy-crawlies. 430 more words