Storytimes at NOLS feature stories, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and fun. Studies show that children who are read to before the age of five develop essential pre-reading skills, supporting later success in school. Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development, which is why they are included in storytimes. These activities support skill development and encourage children to interact with their caregivers and peers in a fun, literacy-rich environment.
The Library provides many other early childhood development resources such as Storytimes to Go Kits and activity sheets. A list of these resources can be found on the kids and teens page.
For more information about storytimes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.