Owls are our friends in storytime this week. Monday is Toddler Time intended for ages 2-3. Tuesday is Preschool Storytime intended for ages 4-5. Both start at 10:30. You don’t have to be a night owl to enjoy our storytimes!
Preschool Storytime is monstrously good this Tuesday! Monsters, of the friendly and mischievous ilk, will be our guest stars on Tuesday. Join us at 10:30. Stories are chosen with the attention spans of 4-5 year-olds in mind.
The library system and all county offices are closed for Presidents Day, Monday 2/17. Regular library hours return on Tuesday. There will be no Toddler Time this week.
I’ve posted this before, but it is worth repeating again and again– quite simply, Mother Goose is good for you!
Research has shown that being exposed to nursery rhymes at a young age increases early literacy. When babies hear nursery rhymes, they hear the sounds our language makes—– phonemes, rhyme, alliteration, the rhythm of language. This is a foundational experience which makes it easier for the child to later make sense of those sounds and assemble them into infinite possible structures when stringing together words and speech. Furthermore, experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers among their peers by the time they’re eight. Wow… Mother Goose is awesome.
This information is summarized from “Chew That Book: Why Babies Belong in Libraries.” Lisa G. Kropp. School Library Journal, November 2013, p18.
Baby Storytime is Wednesday at 10:30, as per usual!
Friday, February 14th, is a special day on the calendar when we give special consideration to those in our lives that we love. You will really LOVE storytime this week! It’s mandatory!!!! Toddler Time for 2-3 year-olds is Monday, Preschool Storytime is Tuesday, both start at 10:30.