Family Storytime is designed to promote early and family literacy in an environment that encourages a love of reading and lifelong learning. These programs encourage the development of early literacy through 5 simple practices, developed by Every Child Ready to Read:
Reading: Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.
Writing: Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.
Talking: Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. The experience of self-expression also stimulates brain development, which underlies all learning.
Singing: Singing, which includes rhyming, increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words.
Playing: Play is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world. General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read.
All programs are free and offered on a drop-in basis, and children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. For dates and times, please visit our program calendar.