Storytime is an hour filled with stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun for 3-5 year olds.
The program helps build the early literacy, listening and group participation skills required for successful school entry. A different theme each week provides an introduction to a variety of picture books.
Children attend the program “on their own” and begin taking the important first steps of independence. This program requires pre-registration.
Storytime Leader - Lindsay Cameron aka Miss Lindsay
Storytime will provide fun and rich experiences that build a love of books, libraries and reading that will stay with children for a lifetime. Storytime will also provide engaging activities that build children’s school readiness skills.
Storytime will help children:
• learn to be attentive and follow direction.
• learn to develop independence in a comfortable setting.
• learn to be considerate of others by providing a structured introduction to group interaction.
• develop a desire to learn to read by fostering the development of pre-reading skills.
• develop a love of stories and good books.
• develop school readiness skills.
STORYTIME'S IMPLEMENTATION OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
• Storytime runs Monday mornings (10am – 11am) from September through May/June and is held downstairs in the children’s library.
• Each child that attends the program requires a library membership. It can be a juvenile membership for the individual child or a family membership shared with the entire family.
• Children are encouraged to take home books and other library materials to extend the Storytime experience.
• Parents are encouraged to read to their children regularly to reinforce the early literacy skills learned during Storytime.
Call (780)842-2673 or ask at the circulation desk for more information.
Storytime Registration Form - must fill out both pages to register