Fall Bulletin Board-Idea


 

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 🙂

Fall Bulletin Board Idea

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.





Rhyme Time – Some Love Coffee


Storytime with Jen, rhyme

 

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.

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I’d really love your feedback- are the video’s helpful? Would you like to see more video’s on this site? Please leave comments below.

 

As mentioned in the video check out www.debbiecarroll.com for more excellent rhymes to share.





Preschool Storytime -Book Selection for Fall


As Summer comes to a close it’s time to start planning the preschool storytimes as well as the other programs I’ll be offering in the Fall. Registration for the programs begin in just a few weeks.

In addition, other programs I’ll be offering at my branch include;  Lego Block Party, Babytime, Reading Buddies, and a Music program. It will be a busy but fun filled Fall (I hope).

I don’t focus on themes for but these are the books I’m thinking of featuring through over the 8 weeks:

Emma Dodd  Preschool Storytime   Alphabet Books  Patrick mcDonnell Storytime Mo Willems

Preschool Storytime  Preschool Storytime

I’ll be posting the programs over the next several weeks. Make sure you subscribe or bookmark this site so you can follow as I post.  I’d love to hear about your Fall programming plans as well.





The Maggie B- A Delicious Picture Book


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.

Irene Haas

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?