Fall programs are starting which means it was time to change up the bulletin boards in the children area at my library. I like to present something new each time and though I like to consider myself as someone who is creative, it can be a challenge it come up with new ideas all the time. I’m pretty happy with the one below. I have a couple more book cover images to add but I think you can get the idea from the picture. The feedback from our patrons has been positive 🙂
Where do you get ideas for classroom or library decorating? DO you have a Fall Bulletin Board idea you’d like to share? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
I’ve recorded another video with one of my favourite rhymes to share in my babytime classes -(the video is a little shaky due to my fabulous 11 year old film director) Below is the video for “Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea”. This is a rhyme that parents and caregivers really enjoy sharing with their little ones. It’s simple, easy to remember and has a nice rhythm.
There is a story that I vividly remember my mother reading to me as a child. I can remember the sound of her voice as she read the text, and when I think about that book, I remember every page, how the book smelled and it also brings back memories of my mother’s hugs, her warmth and the time she spent reading to me.
The Maggie B by Irene Haas is the book and it is my favourite picture book, because it has so much meaning for me.
Books are magical, I think; because of their power to connect us to moments in our lives.
There is a part of the story where Maggie (Margaret) is cooking a lobster and fish supper for her little brother James. For dessert, she careful cuts ripe peaches in half, drizzles them with honey and cinnamon and bakes them in the oven. This scene is etched in my memory, as I remember thinking that there couldn’t be anything in the world, more delicious then baked peaches.
Last week I made this desert for my family and it is a moment that I will remember. I’m not one to spend too much time in the kitchen. In fact I totally dread cooking. Mostly, because I’m not very good at it. I gave this recipe a try though, and that fact that my son loved it was really just icing on the cake. He asked where I got the idea to make them…like it was a stroke of genius on my part. I told him about The Maggie B, and he smiled and then asked if I knew of any other picture books with good dessert recipes. 🙂
Is there a book from your childhood that brings you wonderful memories?