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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Listen 'n' Read: Animal Facts

National Geographic is always popular and after some digging I found four titles at roughly similar levels.
  • Ants 9781430121145
  • Dinosaurs 9781430121091
  • Ponies 9781430121046
  • Safari 9781430118893

Friday, December 2, 2016

We Listen: Seasons

This is a set of seasonal and outdoor stories. I included one bilingual title as well.

  • The biggest snowman ever by Steven Kroll: 9780545163507
  • Too many pumpkins by Linda White: 9781591128298
  • Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats: 9781591127451
  • Yum Yum Que Rico by Pat Mora: 9781430114482