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Storytime Applications

Early literacy information and skills are part of library storytimes. The information here offers ways to help library staff articulate the early literacy information to themselves as well as to parents/caregivers. It serves as a starting point for your own ideas.

How Storytimes for Preschool Children Can Incorporate Current Research - PDF File

What Can I Say?
Gives examples of storytime activities, the skills that are supported by each activity, and what the presenter can say to parents/caregivers to reinforce early literacy.

Early Literacy Observation Checklists
Forms that can be used as a self-check for storytime presenters, for peer observations, and/or as part of performance evaluations.

From Research to Storytime to the Parent
Tables that present early literacy research, how it pertains to parents, and how to incorporate it into storytime.

Early Literacy Storytime Watch
Bookmarks designed to be handouts for adults attending your storytime - PDF File
Work best when you are highlighting a particular skill. Although it is still important to verbally explain the skill you are highlighting, the adult can note how you are modeling ways to support the skill you are highlighting. It also can serve as a reminder when they get home.



Info on using research in storytimes, scripts to use with parents, storytime observation checklists.