Monday, March 13, 2017

Imagine a Story: Egg Drop

This has been missing for a long time - it was checked out and never returned shortly after I created it. I finally got a new egg and spoon race set (can be purchased from Amazon or Discount School Supply). Egg Drop is out of print, but I found a paperback on Amazon.

Publisher file available here

Read 'n' Play: Bunny Fun

This is a brand-new bag! A lot of mine have recycled pieces, but this one is shiny, fluffy, new. It has a board book of the classic Richard Scarry favorite, I am a bunny, a small hardcover of The Little Rabbit by Judy and Phoebe Dunn, and a Folkmanis Dutch Rabbit puppet.

Publisher File Available Here

Monday, March 6, 2017

Imagine a Story: Panda Play

This one went missing. The patron paid for it, but these are always hard to replace since they include pieces from so many different places. I ended up putting a book, a panda from Manhattan Toy Company (purchased on Amazon) and a Folkmanis grizzly cub bear puppet I received from Bearport many years ago together.

Publisher file available here

Monday, February 27, 2017

Imagine a Story: Big Hungry Bear

This is an updated version of a toy bag. It has Folkmanis puppets, plastic strawberries, and a book.

Link to publisher file here

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine a story: Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

This is an old set. It originally had a chicken puppet, from I think Folkmanis, but I tracked down the pee smell to the unfortunate fowl so we bid her farewell. We are constantly losing pieces of the pizza set, so I made it just say "Cut 'n' Play Pizza" so we didn't have to worry about it.

Publisher File Available Here

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Storytime Kit: Exploring the Seasons

I felt like this kit was a little skimpy, but the books are very involved and there are a LOT of stencils to use. There are two packs of stencils, a lacing toy, two pop-up books, and two lift-the-flap books.

Materials included:

  • Plastic bin (Walmart)
  • Chunky Lacing Garden Set (Discount School Supply)
  • Perfect Leaf Stencils (Discount School Supply)
  • Super Snowflakes Stencils (Discount School Supply)
  • Books
    • Little Pear Tree: 9780763671266
    • Little Honey Bee: 9780763685317
    • Winter by David Carter: 9781419718236
    • Spring by David Carter: 9781419719127
  • Laminated sheet of early literacy and sensory tips

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Storytime Kit: STEM Discovery

These kits are primarily for classroom or home classroom use but families do check them out as well. They include books at a variety of levels, toys that includes both educational and sensory aspects, and sheets with tips for early literacy and sensory play. They're kept in plastic bins with a handle and people are only supposed to open them at home, not play with them in the library, unlike our regular toy bags. There is a label reminding patrons of this rule. This kit is a mixture of measuring, water play, sensory toys, and other STEM-related ideas.

Materials Include
  • Plastic bin - purchased from Walmart
  • Learning Resources Smart Splash Shape Shell Turtles ($15)
  • Pour and Measure Play Set ($18)
  • Books
    • The Odd One Out by Britta Teckentrup: 9780763671273
    • Where's the pair by Britta Teckentrup: 9780763677725
    • Albert's bigger than big idea: 9781575655222
    • Mousy Mess: 9781575656472
    • Albert adds up: 9781575657455
    • 10 Hungry Rabbits (board book): 9780553498288
  • Laminated sheet of early literacy and sensory tips