The Lovely Letter “L”

The Lovely Letter “L”

Here are some ideas just for subscribers of Bright Ideas. This post shares part of the letter series for preschoolers. Here are ideas for the letter “L”. (Update 10/2014: I decided this session plan was too much fun to lock away. It is now open access.)...
Jungle Love: Intergenerational Tips

Jungle Love: Intergenerational Tips

When it is bitterly cold, I dream of warm places including the beach and the jungle. I can honestly say I love my regular visits to the beach but I have never been to the jungle. And, the jungle is so different from the high plains of Kansas. Maybe this jungle love is...
Singable Book: Juba This, Juba That

Singable Book: Juba This, Juba That

Browsing the children’s department at the library is always fun for me. I find inspiration for children’s sessions and intergenerational sessions. Sometimes, these finds teach me about traditions. “Juba This, Juba That”  (affiliate link) by...
“S” Powered Music for Children

“S” Powered Music for Children

When I lead groups at the library, my primary focus is learning readiness skills. One of those skills is letter recognition. Sometimes we focus on a variety of letter, while other times we focus on a single letter. In a recent library session our focus was words that...
I Like Myself! – a singable book

I Like Myself! – a singable book

When my daughter was two, she did a lot of comparing. It was part of defining how she was alike and different from those around her. She checked out eye colors of family and friends. She compared heights of people. She struggled to find peers whose parents were our...