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  • Bay View ACL Storytime Ideas
    plans for theme-based programs from some California libraries
  • The Best Books for Kids 
    resource for books, crafts and more, has storytime ideas section, can be used even if you don't want to become a member
  • DLTK's Printable Crafts
    great source for simple craft ideas and coloring pages
  • Dr. Jean Feldman
    check out the "activity of the month" from this preschool educator and workshop speaker
  • Family Fun
    great ideas from Family Fun magazine including crafts, games, printables
  • Hummingbird Educational Resources
    resource page for Early Childhood through Kindergarten Educators
  • KIDiddles
    index of common children's songs
  • Perry Public Library Storytime Themes
    Several themes shared by an Ohio library that include early literacy activities
  • Preschool Express
    website created by Jean Warren, the former owner of Totline Publications
  • Step by Step Theme Pages
    site created by a day care provider includes program ideas for colors, shapes, numbers, as well as more common themes like holidays and animals
  • Storytime Source Page
    blog with programs for babies, toddlers, preschool and Kindergarten
  • Storytime Themes
    two terrific resources--"Preschool Storytime Handbook" and "Preschool Theme Handbook"--created by the Whatcom County Library System in Bellingham, Washington
  • Story Time Wiki
    diverse information on this wiki created by the Monroe County Library in New York, including lists of books with a beat, stories with audience participation, games, dance.
  • SurLaLune Storytime
    former children's librarian shares her personal notebook of storytime themes, as well as guidelines for helping parents getting the most benefit from your program