iPad Storytime at the Oakville Public Library
I am excited to report that today marked one of the first classes that I had felt really confident and comfortable using the iPad in a storytime setting. I had a mother come up to be at the end of the program to describe how “impressed” she was with the use of technology in storytime.
I regularly run Family Storytime every Monday morning for 30 minutes and have used some of the following apps:
- Hugless Douglas
- Moo Baa La La La!
- Peekaboo Forest
- Animals for Tots
- Counting Very Hungry Caterpillar
Today’s program (about 35 children and adults) went as follows:
Hello everybody and clap your hands, clap your hands, clap your hands
Hello everybody and clap your hands, clap your hands today!
Hello everybody and stomp your feet, stomp your feet, stomp your feet
Hello everybody and stomp your feet, stomp your feet today!
Repeat for : Jump up and down!
Touch your nose!
Song with Action : The Wiggles – Point your Fingers
iPad Story: Five Little Monkey Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christletow (app)
- The iPad projected the story on a screen behind me while I read. I was positioned in front of the screen with the iPad balanced on my lap. I was still able to maintain eye contact with the children and was able to engage in fingerplay (how many monkeys left?? 4..3..2..1), and engage in story retelling “what did the Dr. say??” The children lined up as close as the could to see the story projected.
Song with shakers: Raffi – Day-o (from Baby Beluga)
Fingerplay: Five Little Monkeys Swinging on a Tree
- Five Feltboard monkeys and one big green crocodile puppet
Song with Action: Sandy Offenheim -Statue Game
Goodbye Song singalong : The More We Get Together
Oakville Public Library