Virtual Storytime via Zoom! - All ages are welcome to join us for virtual storytime. Though we can't meet in person, we can still sing songs, read books, and build our literacy skills virtually. Zoom is a video chat program that allows you to join with video and/or audio through a computer, tablet, or phone.
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM - click on this Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83499873862?pwd=aEVjS0R2SjcrNmRQWGxVaDFsVEo4Zz09 or use meeting ID 834 9987 3862. Password is story.
Virtual Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - click on this Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82787855869?pwd=clFCdENmRzl2dklUTXRVc3BCMzZzQT09 or use meeting ID 827 8785 5869. Password is story.
Check our our Facebook page for Saturday storytime videos!
Literacy skills are important to be building all the time! Below are the Five Practices of Early Literacy from Every Child Ready To Read. These are the skills we work on during storytime.
TALK - Talking in a way that encourages children to talk will help them understand what they later read. Ask open-ended questions and give your child time to respond. Have conversations. Talk about what you are doing for simple daily tasks.
SING - Singing slows down language so children can hear the smaller sounds in words and helps them learn new words.
READ - Reading together and interacting with stories helps build important relationships and associate reading as a positive experience.
WRITE - Writing helps children learn language and express themselves. Learning to write begins with learning fine and gross motor skills. Practice holding markers and crayons. Write in the air with your finger.
PLAY - Playing helps children develop language, build social skills, and learn new vocabulary in context (in its natural setting).