Books on Screen @cdmsj Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose March 19
This set of storytimes had mostly younger kids (0-4ish) in them; each of the programs I did was different because each group had a different kind of energy. I had a storytime plan to use older, different books because the kids last week were older, but I tossed my plan out the window and did material I had done recently that worked well with younger kids.
11 AM show: 76
12 PM show: 33
1 Pm show: 41
Books on Screen Interactive Storytime
Preschool storytime with a digital twist
Saturday, March 2nd, Thursday, March 14th, Tuesday, March 19th and 26th
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Librarian Cen Campbell incorporates apps and eBooks into a traditional preschool storytime to support early literacy and language development. This format provides children and caretakers a better view of the books while modeling positive media behavior and helping parents understand how to maintain a balanced media diet in an increasingly digital world. Come and learn new songs and rhymes, and read classic and contemporary picture books on the big screen!
What I did (all 3 shows were different and did not include all of these, so this is more of a list of resources than storytime plan):
Parent talking point: Why ”Books on Screen”? Because it’s a children’s librarian’s job to recommend the best books there are in ANY format! These are some good apps you can share with your children!
Wiggle my fingers
Felt Board: Blue bird (Smoothie Felt Board App; image, then lyrics in Keynote)
Activity song: See the sleeping bunnies (lyrics in Keynote)
Row Row Row your boat
Farmer Brown had 5 green apples
Zoom zoom zoom
Here’s a little bunny
Blow a kiss
Goodbye rhyme: Clap up high