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SciWo’s Storytime: Bear Scouts

Gosh it’s a difficult time of year, when the desire to frolic outdoors in the late fall/early winter chill is tempered by the mountains of papers to grade, endless meetings to be held, and the lurking danger of syllabi for next semester. It’s the time of year, when you have every intention of taking dog…

I am not in charge of SciWo’s Storytime. Sure, it might look like I’m the one reading the books and operating the video camera, but Minnow exerts the ultimate executive authority as editor-in-chief. Some weeks no videos whatsoever are allowed to be made, some weeks she’s content to let me pick the book, and some…

SciWo’s Storytime: Knuffle Bunny!

Three weeks ago, I had no idea who Knuffle Bunny was. Then one of our loyal readers and DonorsChoose philanthropists, requested the Mo Willems’ book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Minnow seemed enthusiastic about the pigeon book, but when I opened up its Amazon page, she got really excited about another book by…

Taking a break from the science-y books and from the donor requests, this week Minnow and I want to share one of our new favorite books. This is the first book that we’ve checked out of the library that Minnow is still talking about more than a month after we returned it. In fact, she…

SciWo’s Storytime: Pumpkins

This week Minnow and I are pleased to honor the first request from a DonorsChoose Challenge giver. (There’s still time, donate enough to complete a project, email me the receipt and you too can request a story.) I’ll admit to being pretty excited when this request came it, because it was perfectly seasonal…and we already…

SciWo’s Storytime: Bugs

This week, Minnow and I present “Where do Insects Live?” in the Science Emergent Readers Series, from which we’ve previously featured a book on oceans. (Yes, I am using bugs in the colloquial sense and not just to refer to some Hemiptera.There’s plenty of time for Minnow to learn those details later. Who knows, she…

SciWo’s Storytime: Lakes and Ponds

This week on SciWo’s Storytime, we’re reading about Lakes and Ponds in a book by Cassie Mayer, from the same series as an earlier episode about oceans. While the text of this series of books is simple, I’m finding that they are a great way to engage Minnow in a conversation about the topic. Listen…

A few nights ago, Minnow was in the mood to make videos of some of her favorite books – almost any books, except ones with an overt scientific bent. Right now, she wants books with a storyline, and I’m afraid that some of the sciencey books I’d lined up for this month are not story-driven…

SciWo’s Storytime: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate

Last Saturday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Minnow and I got into the spirit of the day by reading the only toddler-appropriate pirate book I know: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate by Pat Croce. (Even if you don’t watch the whole video, check out 1:15 to 2:00 minutes for adorable Minnow talking…

SciWo’s Storytime: Move Over Rover

Welcome to the second installment of SciWo’s Storytime, a low-production cost substitute for the recently canceled children’s television classic, Reading Rainbow. This week, Minnow and I have been enjoying the book “Move Over Rover” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer. I apologize for the poor video quality. I think daytime shoots are going…