One of the things I love so much about being a children’s librarian is the variety that comes with the position – no two days are ever quite the same! We get to do so much outreach in our positions, and I for one am pretty passionate about getting out into the community, meeting our neighbors and being involved in what’s going on around us.
Today I had the opportunity to visit a local preschool and participate in their circle time. It was a bit of a last-minute arrangement, and due to scheduling constraints I didn’t have my usual thirty minute story time allowance, so I had to be a little creative with my program. As I’ve said before, that’s one of the things I love about doing on-call or drop-in story times – they’re perfect opportunities to spread my wings a little, branch out and try new things!
We had a small group – only 16 kids, but they were so engaged in the stories and so excited to participate.
Here’s what I did with the lovely little preschoolers I met on this super soggy spring day:
Book 1: Little Owl Lost / Chris Haughton
Song: Roly poly
Book 2: Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons / James Dean, Eric Litwin
Songs: I wake up my hands
The itsy bitsy spider
Book 3: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur / Janeen Brian & Ann James
And just for fun: Here I am sitting in the neighborhood house with my books, waiting to make my grand entrance into the preschool – a little bedraggled from the terrible rain, but ready to get this story time started!