We hope you will use these videos to create a storytime experience at home. We’ve included eight categories of interactive storytime elements from welcome songs to closing rhymes with a few favorite rhymes and songs for in between. We’ve included everything you need except the books. We hope you have some of those at home, so you can set up a cozy reading time with the children in your care and use our videos to supplement the experience.It’s Storytime at Home! Use our search tool to find your favorite songs and activities and sing along with us!
Let us know how the Five Practices are helping you and your young children get ready to read!
Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read is a project of the American Library Association designed to help young children build early literacy: what they need to know about reading before they learn to read. The program identifies five practices that families can engage in with their young children to gain knowledge, build skills, and develop enthusiasm about reading. By talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing, regularly and intentionally, families can pave the way for success in school and a lifetime of reading enjoyment.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR EARLY LEARNERS
We are hard at work finding online resources for our Early Learners while the libraries are closed. We will be updating this page with new resources as they become available.
Take a look at some of the handy booklists we have built right into the library catalog.
Our whopping selection of books (board books,picture books, nonfiction books, beginning reader books) means kids can fill their homes with the sort of literary variety to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Choosing just the right picture book is a critical decision (“Read it AGAIN!”) and we love helping you find the perfect books for you to read aloud (over and over and over).
Programs for toddlers and preschoolers give families a place to come together to learn, play, and share in the joy of story. Read more about our variety of storytimes or check our calendar to find a storytime near you!
For our youngest patrons, the library is a place of discovery. Early Learning Centers in every library provide opportunities for imaginative play, encouraging skills that lay the groundwork for later success in school.