Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Early Literacy Story Times are designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child. Story times last about 30 minutes.
Following the story time, our craft and activity sheets extend the story time experience and provide children a chance to develop their fine motor skills, build self-esteem and gain positive emotional responses to learning.
Dial 833-690-0646 to hear a story read in both English and Spanish. Each Wednesday, a new story will be available to listeners around the state. The stories will be a rotation of recent picture books, fairy tales and folk tales, books highlighting equity, diversity and inclusion, and classic picture books. Over 25 volunteers have signed up to read the stories in Spanish. This program, offered 24/7, presents an analog opportunity for strengthening reading readiness using picture books and telephone technology.