Tablet Tales Pilot: Morgan Hill Library 1

The first in a series of 4 Tablet Tales programs at the Morgan Hill Library was small. Very small.  Like, 4 kids and 5 adults small.  I had prepared a killer program for the fancy library with the high-tech community room (built-in projector, screen and sound system), but my storytime plan went right out the window because my crowd was so small. My Eureka! Leadership Institute colleague Saralyn Otter helped me set up, made an announcement and passed around my booklist and survey, but I think given the recent time change and possibly the location of the library, the 7 o’clock time slot may not be the best for this program in this community. Mornings storytimes sessions at this library can have as many as 80 people in attendance, so they do have well-attended regular programs.  We’ll finish off the next 3 pilots, but if they decide to continue the program they may have to  carefully consider the time slot.

Here is what I planned

Hello Song
Early literacy tip: Music helps your kids learn!
Wiggle my fingers
Book: Click Clack Moo
Hey Diddle Diddle (Smoothie Felt Board App)
Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Blow up your balloon
Shakers: Shake a Little Shaker
Book: Pete the Cat (iBook)
Movement song: Hot Potato
Here’s a little bunny
May there always be sunshine (Smoothie Felt Board App; image, then lyrics in Keynote)
Goodbye song: Blow a Kiss
Clap up high goodbye rhyme

What I actually did

Hello Song
Early literacy tip: Music helps your kids learn!
Wiggle my fingers
Book: Click Clack Moo
Hey Diddle Diddle (Smoothie Felt Board)
Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
App: Wild About Books
App: Go Away, Big Green Monster
App: The Very Cranky Bear
Shakers: Shake a Little Shaker
Book: Pete the Cat (iBook)
Movement song: Hot Potato
The Going to Bed Book
Clap up high goodbye rhyme

Survey Results (2 surveys returned)

What is the age of your child/children that attend storytime?

1-2 years: 0
2-3 years: 1
3-4 years: 0
4-5 years: 1
5 + years: 2

What are the best days/times to attend programs at the library?

  • Mid-morning
  • Late afternoon

What did you like best about this program?

  • Lively
  • Pictures in the stories
  • Story host
  • Books, dancing etc

What did you like least about this program?

  • Small crowd; time of day perhaps?

Would you like to see this program continue at your library?

  • Yes: 2

Did you find it useful to learn about book-based apps and eBooks for young children?

  • Yes, very much so
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Posted on November 29, 2012, in Literacy, Story Time and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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