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Let’s keep storytime fun for everyone. 

storytime encourages a love of stories, books and reading. 

Here are a few ways you as a parent or caregiver can help make sure that every child (and grownup) gets the most out of storytime.    

Before storytime: 
  • talk to your child about storytime before your first visit.
  • arrive in plenty of time to settle your child. – Young listeners can be easily distracted and late-comers become the focus of attention.
  • join up everyone in your whole family and get a card each. 
During storytime:
  • join in the rhymes and songs that you are familiar with. – Set an example and your child will soon join you.
  • switch off your phone and listen to the stories too – sharing stories helps develop language and listening skills. 
  • if your child becomes unsettled, please feel free to move away from the storytime area until he or she is settled again, then quietly re-join the group. 
  • craft is for kids. Develops your child’s fine motorskills
After storytime:
  • choose some books and other library items together. – Library staff are here to help.
  • read regularly to your children and open up magical new worlds. 
  • share songs and finger rhymes together. 
  • visit Storytime again and again!