Felt Board app in Storytime: Field Notes, by Stephen Tafoya

Amy Wright, our Children’s Librarian here at the Rifle Branch Library, implemented the Felt Board app (by Software Smoothie) into her “Fly” themed storytime. Amy, who is AWESOME at storytime and working with kids, took to using the app and iPad in a way that made it fun and engaging so that parents and caregivers could really see how technology can be another tool to help build early literacy skills. We even had a good laugh at the little “slip up” that happens part way into the clip, so be sure to watch the whole thing!

Stephen Tafoya works as a Technology Trainer for a library district, and he partners with Youth Services Coordinators to engage kids and teens with technology in library programming.

About Amy Koester

I'm a youth services librarian with a penchant for exciting ideas and engaging programs. It's a sure bet that if you talk to me about STEAM, whimsy, and trying new things, we'll be best friends forever.

Posted on March 11, 2014, in Apps, Field Notes, Story Time and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s such a neat way to use the iPad during story time. I’m excited to try the app with pre-K kids at my school soon. Though I must admit, I hope there’s a way to avoid the slip up! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! Love coming here for fresh ideas.

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