So what exactly IS storytime and why should we come?Storytime here at the Adrian District Library is a 40 minute program of books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, movement activities, and flannelboards.Each storytime features a different theme. Dogs, farms, gardens, winter, and construction are some themes we have used. Typically three carefully chosen books are read to the children with other activities interspersed between the books. We might sing a song, recite a nursery rhyme, play Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes, do a fingerplay (think Itsy Bitsy Spider), enjoy a feltboard story or rhyme, dance, act out a story or sometimes watch a puppet show. Storytimes are designed with the young active child in mind. There are lots of opportunities for joining in and getting up and moving around. Parents, grandparents, caregivers are invited to be good role models and participate in all of the storytime fun. Sometimes we get quite a work out with some of our energetic movement activities!
But I read to my child/grandchild all of the time. What can storytime do for us?
First, congratulations for reading to your child. This is the best way to develop early literacy (pre-reading) skills. And there aren't too many other activities to share with your child that bring as much joy as sharing books.Here are some benefits of attending a library storytime that maybe you haven't thought of.
When is Storytime?Storytimes will be held in the basement level Community Room on Wednesdays at 10:30.The storytime session begins September 13 and continues through December 13.No registration is necessary. Come when you can. We hope to see you there!
And if you still have questions about storytime - let us know!