The good (and bad) thing about working in a library is that you find little gems on the shelves nearly every shift…I have had to learn to not bring every book home that I love. I couldn’t go past this book because it is perfect for my story time session I am taking this week. When it comes to The Very Hungry Caterpillar I normally prefer the original book, but this lift-the-flap version is so sweet and perfect for my toddler group this week.
It’s School holidays here in Australia but storytime has still been happening at most branches of our library. Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a preschool session and we had so much fun. I had some really lovely books about bears that I wanted to read to the children so that is why I chose this theme.
There is a children’s picture book author whose books stand out on the book shelves, literally, because they are bright and colourful. Lucy Cousins books are familiar to children, especially the Maisy Books.
Personally I have never been the biggest fan of Maisy, however when this book jumped out at me…the bright colours and size largely responsible, I saw Maisy and the story she had to tell from a completely new perspective. So, today’s post is me sharing with you why this book has changed my view.
The art activity is such a big part of the literacy experience. It shouldn’t be just an add on at the end of a story time. I find it most successful when there is lots of discussion while creating and then the stories the children share with me about their creation.
My Favourite Nursery Rhymes A Dean’s Happy Times Book While it isn’t as old as books you find in a library archives, it is old to me. It smells musty,…
Between the ages of 0-5, babies and children are absorbing information all the time because their brains are developing at a rapid pace, and that is why librarians encourage you to read, sing songs and rhymes to your children including babies
“Can you imagine…just for one day…you’re a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!”(Lucy Cousins)
I recently took some time out to go and enjoy looking through the Readings Kids Store in Carlton. If you live in Melbourne or are visiting and love kids and Teen books then head in and have a look. It is the Disneyland of books.