Flannel Friday: Dog’s Colorful Day

There are so many great flannels for this story, but I had to share this one that a coworker of mine made. It’s actually a magnet story. She copied and enlarged the dog from the story, laminated it and put a large magnet on the back, so it would stick to a magnet board. The … Continue reading


Flannel Friday: Five Little Bunnies

Just a quickie rhyme for today’s flannel friday. 5 little bunnies hopping down the trail, One fell down and bumped her tail. Mama called the doctor–what did she say? No more bunnies hopping today! (Count down from four to one) Alternative: Rather than using these on the flannel board, you could put them on craft … Continue reading

favorite storytime book of the week

My favorite book from storytime this week is an oldie but goodie, Mama Don’t Allow by Thatcher Hurd. I love to sing a book, and this one is based on a traditional song. There are many recorded versions of the song out there on the internet, and it’s a very simple song and easy to … Continue reading

Flannel Friday: Two Little Birds

I was inspired by need and this post by My Storytime Life to make a flannel for the rhyme Two Little Birds. Two little blue birds sitting on a cloud One named soft the other named loud! Fly away soft Fly away loud! Come back soft, Come back loud! I had the kids make two fists for … Continue reading

favorite storytime book of the week

This week, my favorite storytime book is Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. Bird’s grumpy face is just funny, and the snark, oh the snark! This one is so much fun to read. The kids can get involved in so many ways–we named animals and counted them, too, and talked about feeling grumpy. I love that they … Continue reading

favorite storytime book of the week

  and  I couldn’t choose just one book this week, so there’s a tie for favorite book of the week, between Gladys Goes Out to Lunch by Derek Anderson and The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza. Gladys loves food, but of course she loves bananas most of all.  The story is fun, and the … Continue reading

my storytime attendance for February–444

Although I started my new position in January, February was the first full month I conducted my brand new family storytime. I do four non-registered family storytimes a week, Tuesday-Friday mornings. Each morning, I load up my big yellow cart with everything I need for storytime (HA! I ALWAYS forget at least something) and trundle … Continue reading

Flannel Friday: One Day in the Jungle

Adapted from Colin West’s book One Day in the Jungle, this flannel (magnetic board in actuality) was a BIG storytime hit this week.  And fun, too!  But get ready to sneeze. I did this for my sneezes and noses program, and we had already done quite a bit of sneezing by the time we got … Continue reading

favorite storytime book of the week

My favorite book from this week’s storytime was One Day in the Jungle by Colin West.  I actually made a flannelboard for this book to use this week, but this book remains a favorite of mine to use in storytime.  The illustrations in this book are delightful, and I love the bright, happy colors.  When … Continue reading