Tips for Storytime: It’s Not All About the Book

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Librarians all over the country are gearing up for summer reading programs. You know what that means: storytimes galore! Everyone is trying to beat the summer slide, when kids lose two to three months worth of learning over summer vacation. Studies have shown that reading is a major factor in keeping brains thriving on these hot, lazy days. And while we hope that every child is enjoying books in their own homes, the reality is that storytime might be the only chance they have to hear a really great story.

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Not your parents’ storytime

 

Parents and kids alike love storytime and the opportunity it presents to relax in the air conditioning and be fascinated by a tale of wonder, weirdness, or mystery. But pulling off a great storytime can take more than a loud voice and a good book. Follow these tips for storytime and gain a captive audience week after week!

Follow these great sites for more storytime tips. Happy reading!

Miss Meg’s Storytime

Storytime Underground

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Awesome Storytime

Storytime Katie

Miss Mary Liberry