One of my goals this year was to do more outreach and finally after SRP I was able to dedicate more time to actually doing this. Before the summer I had advertised daycare storytime’s on the library facebook page and attended an at home daycare workshop to present but got little response. I then decided to post about it on the local parent facebook page and got some interest! This month was the first month I went to multiple daycare’s (and still have a couple left) and FALL was our theme. I also did this for pre-school storytime.
Fall Picture Books
It’s Fall by Linda Glaser
|Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert|
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka, illus. by Chad Cameron
Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall, illus. by Shari Halpern
These were all really great books but my two favorites would have to be Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and Fall Mixed Up!
Fall Songs & Rhymes
These flannels made an appearance in my Fall storytime last year but they were so well received (and easy to take to outreach visits) that I brought them out again! We talked about the colors of the apples, how many there were, and the letters in the word APPLE. This set was great for both the little and older ones because there were so many different things we could talk about. I also did this rhyme from Storytime Katie:
Five little apples in the bowl
One fell out and started to roll
It bumped the table and hit my feet
How many apples left to eat?
This was actually the only activity I did other than the books for my outreach groups. A lot of it was getting to know the kids and their ages. For the in- house storytime we sang The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner and Icky Sticky Bubble Gum by David Landau.
I found this craft on La Classe Della Maestra Vaelntina via pinterest. I am not fluent in spanish so I couldn’t read much of the post but I got the main idea from the pictures. The q-tips were great for working on our fine motor skills & the parents loved the finished products!
Other Fall Storytime Ideas:
I did a post last fall that had other ideas down at the bottom but here are some more that were not on the original list!
ALSC Blog: Fall for a Good Storytime
Sturdy For Common Things: Fall Storytime
Sunflower Storytime: Fall & Halloween (tag)
Verona Storytime: Fall Story Time: Toddler
Jbrary: Fall or Autumn Storytime (playlist)