Children's Story Time

STORY TIME AT THE PARK WILL BE RETURNING LATER THIS SPRING!

Starting in May (but maybe sooner), we will be returning to the gazebo for our 12:15 p.m. Story Time fun for all ages. We will read fun books and sing cool songs. A healthy snack and fun take-home activity are a bonus! Stay tuned!

 

(Picture Above: This year's Story Time in the Park series was a hit!

Selected books vary from educational to whimsical, but all of them help build literacy skills. Story time children build the six skills they need to learn to read:

  • Print Motivation
  • Vocabulary
  • Print Awareness
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Narrative Skills
  • Phonological Awareness

Not only that, but story time is a great time to build social skills! The laid-back atmosphere means your tempermental two-year old will be welcome even on her grumpiest days.

You'll be surprised how fast the other kids role model proper library behavior as they play together with puzzles and toys in the sunny children's area. --However, keep in mind that exploring a new place is pretty normal. Don't be discouraged if your toddler seems distracted and fights staying still for Story Time. Eventually, listening to the story will be the adventure. It's my job to keep them engaged, so don't worry parents, it'll happen! Just have fun while you're here.

And it is a great place and time to meet other parents, check out parenting resouces, and browse for books, videos, CDs, and magazines for yourself and other members of your family.

 

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Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.