Sunday, January 15, 2012

Everything's better with dogs

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this trip/tour. It is exactly what I have been looking for!

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  2. Glad to be of service! You're welcome to use it. I do operate under a Creative Commons 2.0 by-nc-sa license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

    Worthy of note as well is that the entirety of the tour portion is about 10-15 minutes. Groups larger than 20 are split into two groups. One staff member does the tour while another provides some storytelling. My supervisor and tour partner writes about her experience in the story room here: http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com/2011/12/mixing-it-up-with-tykes.html

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  3. Can you explain how you used "Knuffle Bunny" on your tour? Just through a stuffed animal scavenger hunt? Did the children have to collect stickers or cards as they went to each section?

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  4. Hi Julia! No, all the collecting stickers was new this year. I came on in April of last year, and gave a few Knuffle Bunny tours but wasn't part of conceiving it.

    The Knuffle Bunny tour had numerous stuffed animals hidden around the room, and at each place the librarian would talk about that area of the children's room.

    The addition of stickers to collect and bring home is important, I think, because with last year's tour it was hard to know if daycare/preschool age children would remember much. This year, they have something to take home and their parents can see that they were at the library.

    I think you could do something similar with Knuffle Bunny though. My email is brycesa1 at gmail dot com. Feel free to contact me and we can discuss it more!

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  5. Thank you!! I used this with my preschool tour today and they loved it. I posted paper the colour of the spot on the wall near each collection I was highlighting. After I told the kids about the collection I would say, "I spy with my little eye..." and they'd find the paper and get a sticker. We then went back into the program room for a brief storytime and I read Edward Gibbs' "I spy with my little eye." Fun!!

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  6. Thanks for the great idea! I have a surprise tour coming tomorrow and needed something in a pinch.

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