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Interactive Storytime!

Make your storytime a wild rumpus! Books, Rhymes, and Songs to get the storytime crowd growling, cheering, and singing along with you!

fingerplays & songs pwpl - Google Drive

This resource comes from the Port Washington Library and was put together by their children's services staff. It is a compilation of songs, poems, and fingerplays that can be used in storytime. Many of these songs give opportunities to caregivers to interact with their little one.

Toddler Storytime: Favourite Read Alouds - Jbrary

Dana and Lindsey at Jbrary are two children's librarians that share their knowledge and resources with librarians around the world through their blog posts and YouTube videos. This particular resource highlights some of their favorite read alouds and how they use them in storytime to engage children and their caregivers.

Abby the Librarian: Books You Can Sing

I found Abby the Librarian Jbrary's Blogroll of recommended blogs. In this blog post, Abby shares a list of books based on familiar tunes that will encourage storytime audiences to sing along!

The Show Me Librarian: Recent Favorite Story Time Reads

I found The Show Me Librarian through Jbrary's Blogroll of recommended blogs. In this particular post, Amy shares some of her favorite storytime reads. This list includes some interactive books and favorite folk tales that can be shared in a storytime.

Episode 34: Storytime – Circulating Ideas

This post comes from a Podcast called "Circulating Ideas" in which the host, Steve, speaks with children's services librarians about the philosophies and practices of successful storytimes.

Shake Up Storytime - ALSC Blog

This post comes from the ALSC Blog and was written by my colleague, Emily Bayci. Emily shares five ideas that will breathe new life into your storytime!

Reading Picture Books with Children - Megan Dowd Lambert - Google Books

Google provides a sample of a book that was created through a partnership with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Megan Dowd Lambert. This book takes a look at the Whole Book approach and how it can be implemented in a storytime setting to engage children in a new and different way!

Toddler Story Time - Epiphany Library

In this video, children's librarian Rebecca Dash from the Epiphany branch of the NYPL demonstrates how she facilitates her storytime programming for toddlers.

Reading To Children - Tips & Techniques - "No Rooms For Baby Roo" Neil Griffiths - ELC

In this video, Author Neil Griffiths shares some tips and techniques for reading to children. He also includes a demonstration of reading to a group of young children.

Storytime Tips

In this video, Lindsey, shares some helpful hints and tips for facilitating a preschool storytime.