Welcome to Storytime
80 pages • 8½ x 11
If you have ever hosted a story program, you know that creating an entertaining and meaningful event that fully captures a young audience's imagination (and attention) is sometimes easier said than done. There is an art to developing a cohesive storytime, but it can be difficult to find inspiration when time is short and concerns about budget, staffing and more abound.
Veteran children's librarian and celebrated story program host Rob Reid reignites that inspiration in Welcome to Storytime. With humour and candour, Reid shares his methodology for program development; explains his creative process for eight all-new, adaptable programs; and provides a wellspring of original fingerplays, movement activities, songs, poems and more to fit any number of storytime sessions.
Whether you are a new librarian hosting your very first story programs or a seasoned veteran looking to spice up existing material, Welcome to Storytime will provide fresh ideas for meaningful programming that you can begin to implement immediately. More importantly, it will leave you with the tools and confidence to create your own programs that will help inspire young children to become lifelong readers and library patrons.