Summer Reading Club Class Visits


TD SRC-Imagine Class Visit Idea
   The Summer Reading Club is quickly approaching and I am gearing up for dozens of school visits in June. I love visiting the schools in my area or hosting their visits at the library. There is something special about having the opportunity to connect with the kids that I might not see on a regular basis at my library. By the end of June, I’ll have spoken to about 1800 kids.. (it’s exhausting just thinking about it) 🙂
Summer Reading Club Class Visits:
I enjoy coming up with ideas for presentations. Luckily, I have a fabulous co-worker who is willing to jump in and she makes brain storming and coming up with new ideas each year-easy & fun. Aside from the typical library spiel and a few other activities -we’ll be:
For our younger visitors:
We’re reading “Can you make a scary face?” by Jan Thomas…and acting it out.
For our older visitors:
Falling For Rapunzel
We are acting out  Falling for Rapunzel (with their participation of course)
Are class visits in June a part of your prep for SRC? What are you sharing with the kids?




Additional Songs for Babytime Workshop


Hi , thanks for visiting!

There were a couple of songs from the workshop, that missed the hand out. Here they are below:

For use with the spider prop (or other animal prop)

Spider (to the tune of “If You Are Happy & You Know It”)


There’s a spider on my knee, on my knee,
There’s a spider on my knee, on my knee,
Oh I wonder if he’ll stay, or choose to crawl away,
There’s a spider on my knee, on my knee
(continue with different parts of the body)

Here is a Bunny

Here is a bunny,
with ears so funny,
and here is his hole in the ground,
with each sound he hears..
he pricks up his ears
and jumps….into his hole in the ground

I think that was it, if I’ve missed any, leave me a comment below and I’ll put the words up.

Cheers!
J





Baby Time Workshop


Babies & Books
    If you are one of the fabulous people attending my Baby time workshop in the next two weeks, a new visitor or one that’s attended a workshop already-
WELCOME to Storytime with Jen.
    I’m slowly adding content to this blog. Lost in the Library (my review blog) has previously been my focus. My goal is for Storytime with Jen to be a resource for you. I have big plans for it in the next 6 mths.
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More from Pete


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Published by Harper Collins May 2012
If you are a follower of this blog, have attended one of my workshops, or one of my programs you know my love of Pete the Cat. 
       I am so excited about this story as we meet Pete again, 
this time with his “4 Groovy Buttons” 
I came across this book trailer on twitter today and I just had to share it.

        So many possibilities for story extenders for this one. (watch for a post about that coming soon)

LOVE LOVE LOVE!