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STORYTIME VIDEOS

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!

Click here to view all the Storytime Videos on one page.

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Participatory Song: Five Little Ducks with Evie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 evie
Participatory Song: Bubble Bubble Pop with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songtessa
Brief Storytelling: Hey Diddle Diddle with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellinglaurie
Participatory Song: Lets Be Friends with One Another with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 angelina
Brief Storytelling: Old Mother Hubbard with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 rose
Fingerplay: Tres Pecesitos with Amelia
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, Spanish Languagestorytime-video fingerplay spanish-languageamelia
Fingerplay: Ten Fluffy Chicks with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 theresa
Participatory Song: Pimpón es un Muñeco with Amelia
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, Spanish Languageaction-rhyme storytime-video participatory-song spanish-languageamelia
Welcome Song: Wake Up Feet with Marie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 marie
Participatory Song: Popcorn Kernels with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songwhitney
Fingerplay: Five Little Kittens with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaytheresa
Participatory Song: Bread and Butter, Marmalade and Jam with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Welcome Song: Hello Friends with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songwhitney
Action Rhyme: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes with Melody Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videomelody
Brief Flannel: Five Fast Rockets with Melody All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelmelody
Brief Flannel Story: Little Miss Muffet with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flanneltheresa
Welcome Song: Storytime Song with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 laurie
Participatory Song: Standing Like a Tree with Angelina

All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songangelina
Fingerplay: Five Little Houses with Marie Action Rhyme, Fingerplay, action-rhyme fingerplay storytime-video2021 marie
Action Rhyme: The Farmer Plants the Seeds with Rose Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videorose
Baby Song: We Ask for Milk like This with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Tall as a Tree with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 theresa
Brief Flannel: We Dove In the Ocean with Melody All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelmelody
Brief Storytelling: Little Boy Blue with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 theresa
Action Rhyme: A Delicious Cake with Angelina Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 angelina
Brief Flannel: When Cows Get Up in the Morning with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flanneltessa
Closing Song: The More We Get Together with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songlaurie
Fingerplay: Heres A Cup with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 angelina
Action Rhyme: Hello Toes with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videotheresa
Participatory Song: I’m a Little Teapot with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songlaurie
Welcome Song: Good Morning Song with Melody All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songmelody
Participatory Song: I Had a Little Turtle with Melody All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songmelody
Closing Song: Up, Down, Turn Around with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songevie
Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands Up High with Whitney
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videowhitney
Baby Song: Yo Te Amo with Melody All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 melody
Baby Song: Rain is Falling Down with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Brief Flannel: Thanks a Lot with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 angelina
Tengo Una Muñeca Vestida De Azul with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Action Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds with Angelina Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoangelina
Baby Song: A Smooth Road with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Participatory Song: One Bright Scarf with Melody

All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 melody
Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands on Your Head with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videotheresa
Participatory Song: Plant a Little Seed with Rose All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songrose
Brief Flannel: Five Green and Speckled Frogs with Evie All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 evie
Brief Flannel: Los Colores with Evie All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannel
Brief Flannel: BINGO with Mary All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 mary
Action Rhyme: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with Laurie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 laurie
Participatory Song: Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songtessa
Participatory Song: I Wake Up My Hands with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songangelina
Participatory Song: Wiggle and Stop with Marie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songmarie
Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songtheresa
Pulgarcito with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Action Rhyme: The Frog Song with Melody Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 melody
Brief Storytelling: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingrose
Action Rhyme: Pat-a-Cake with Evie
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoevie
Baby Song: Eyes Nose Cheeky Cheek Chin with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Fingerplay: Heart with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayangelina
Brief Storytelling: Humpty Dumpty with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 laurie
Brief Storytelling: Trip Trap with Marie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingmarie
Tengo Tengo Tengo with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Quieting Song: Roly Poly with Marie All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhymestorytime-video quieting-rhymemarie
Flannel Story: Bluebird at My Window with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelrose
Fingerplay: Five Plump Peas with Marie All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaymarie
Fingerplay: Three Little Monkeys with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayevie
Welcome Welcome Everyone with Rose All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 rose
Baby Song: Ring around the Rosie with Evie All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 evie
Action Rhyme: Hello Toes with Marie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videomarie
Quieting Rhyme: Open Shut Them with Tessa

All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhymestorytime-video quieting-rhymetessa
Participatory Song La Araña Pequiñita with Amelia (in Spanish)
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, Spanish Languagestorytime-video participatory-song spanish-languageamelia
Participatory Song: Tick Tock with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songwhitney
Fingerplay: Cinco Petitios with Amelia
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, Spanish Languagestorytime-video fingerplay spanish-languageamelia
Brief Fingerplay: Here is a Bunny with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingtessa
Participatory Song: Mmm, Ahh Went the Little Green Frog with Marie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 marie
Closing Song: Goodbye Friends with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songangelina
Participatory Song: Bananas Unite! with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 laurie
Quieting Rhyme: I Wiggle My Fingers with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhyme, storytime-video quieting-rhyme2021 theresa
Action Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock with Evie
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoevie
Participatory Song: Knife, Fork, Spoon and Spatula with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Action Rhyme: Ten Little Fingers with Laurie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videolaurie
Una Sardina with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Fingerplay: Here is the Beehive with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaywhitney
Quieting Rhyme: Seven Days in a Week with Mary All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhyme, storytime-video quieting-rhyme2021 mary
Brief Flannel: A Mi Burro with Amelia (in Spanish)
All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, Spanish Languagestorytime-video brief-flannel spanish-languageamelia
Fingerplay: Ten Fat Peas with Rose All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayrose
Baby Song: My Little Baby Loves Dancing with Melody

All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 melody
Welcome Song with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songlaurie
Brief Storytelling: Los Pollitos with Amelia (in Spanish)

All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, Quieting Rhyme, Spanish Languagestorytime-video brief-storytelling quieting-rhyme spanish-languageamelia
Action Rhyme: Mix a pancake with Marie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 marie
Welcome Song: If You Want To Read a Book with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songevie

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. 

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25 Live Nature Cams
Audible Free Audiobooks for Kids and Teens
Cincinnati Zoo Showcases Animals on Facebook Live
Get Moving and Practice Mindfulness with GoNoodle
Popular Actors Read to Your Kids at StoryLine Online
Sing with Our Kids
YMCA Home Fitness Class Videos for Free

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR EARLY LEARNERS

Books

Toddler girl with picture book

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 booksnonfiction booksbeginning 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).

Mother and child at Toddler Time

Programs

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!

Girl with puppets

Play

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.

Learn more about the WCLS response to COVID-19.
View our online calendar for up to information on future events.