Every so often I see a diverse collection of kids tales created by a range of authors that all happen to fit around a theme. Sometimes it’s relating to the time of year (think Halloween or Christmas), while others appear to be more of an abstract coincidence.
How to Plan a Kids Story Time
There are many benefits to offering a kids story time. The experience is unique, centered on stories, and children benefit from the interaction and interacting with adults. Storytimes are the perfect way to foster a love of reading in children. Here are some tips to help you plan a great story time. Adapt the story to the age of your child. Then, have some fun with it! Listed below are some ideas for making your kids’ storytime a memorable one.
Buffy Bunny – A wacky little bunny who has no sense of proportion, this story is sure to get kids excited for Christmas! The Naughty Pirate Redhanky is a fun story with an adorable character. She sets out on a mission to find a village waterfall and find a new friend. Children between 2 and eight years old will enjoy this fun-filled tale. Several different versions of the story will help you to find the perfect one.
Bubbles – This enchanting short tale is perfect for young children. The story focuses on the friendship between a dog and a bear. The children will enjoy blowing bubbles and watching them float. Once they reach the magical kingdom, the kids will be captivated by the adventure! Then, read a longer story to help them understand the concepts of gravity. And finally, don’t forget to give your kids a choice, as you’ll be sure to find one that will please them and keep them engaged.
Another great place for children to attend is a bookstore. Manhattan Beach Book Store, run by a group of four moms, hosts an occasional kids story time. The Fowler Museum also hosts a special kids story time every third Friday. In addition to a story, children will explore artwork related to the story. No advance reservations are required for the story time. This event is free to attend, and you don’t have to buy admission to the museum beforehand to enjoy the event.
Toddler Time: A library’s Toddler Time program is designed for children ages three and four. These storytimes emphasize early literacy skills and encourage the participation of children and parents. These stories are usually 30 minutes long and include time for playtime and crafts. During toddler storytime, librarians also model activities that parents can participate in to help their children improve their language skills and imagination. The program is usually facilitated by a librarian or a child care provider.
Books and rhymes: Children attending a story time learn to listen to others and turn pages of the book. Children will also be more interested in reading when it is perceived as an exciting social activity. The librarians also set out balls to play with and blow tons of bubbles during the story. In addition to books, storytimes also include crafts and snacks related to the story. If the library offers a kids story time program, it will likely be a fun activity for children of all ages.
Toddler Story Times are 20-to-30 minute programs that include a mix of stories and songs. These programs are designed to promote healthy whole-child development, early literacy, and social-emotional development. Virtual Storytimes are available to caregivers who are working with groups of young children. Ask your child’s Children’s Specialist for the password and link. The Library also offers resources for parents and teachers. If you’re interested in holding a story time at home, check out the links below.
Parents can learn important parenting skills during story times. They’ll learn nursery rhymes, finger plays, and other fun activities that will help their children enjoy reading and learning. Parents will also enjoy this time because the librarian models good oral reading skills, such as pointing to the words as they’re read and asking questions about the pictures. The children will be able to predict what’s going to happen next. It’s a great way to develop a support network for your child’s development and educational goals.