Friday, May 30, 2014
No Time for Flashcards has a great list of 50 summertime activities to do with a 3-year-old. There are lots of these ideas that would be a great addition to a program for preschoolers, or that could be adapted for an early literacy environment.
The inimitable John Green created a Mental Floss video with 47 Charming Facts about children's books and their authors.
The ALSC Blog has a really interesting idea for making books more social by having a special collection where you invite readers to write notes/doodle/etc. in the margins.
Happy weekend inspiration!
Posted by IFLS Youth Services at 12:55 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
|"I can't check it out!"|
"I wrote our skit based on "A Soup Opera" by Jim Gill. We did "A Book Opera". The Cat in the Hat came into the library looking for books. He was helped by several book characters - Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Captain Underpants, Pete the Cat, the president and a librarian.
The kids helped with the singing part-"I can't check it out!" along with the cat in the hat. Finally the librarian asked what was wrong...well, he didn't have a library card. So the librarian helped the Cat get his card. The Cat in the Hat checked out the books and read happily ever after! It was a lot of fun and the kids really got into the singing part."