Friday, April 25, 2008

Sharing Books with Your Toddler at the Library and a New Library Storytime Blog

Time and time again, we hear of the importance of reading aloud to young children. Studies show that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when they start school. Young children learn about language and reading as they listen and look at books. The children's librarians at the Burbank Public Library are happy to support you in your endeavor to share great books with your child. We can help you locate appropriate and fun books and provide a friendly space to read aloud to your toddler. We also offer outstanding programs including our weekly Toddler Tales storytime. This storytime is geared specifically towards children age two and under. We enjoy 20-30 minutes of nursery rhymes, interactive books, fingerplays, lively singing, dancing and other fun surprises. We offer this exciting program at both our Central Library (on Fridays 10 and 11 am) and at our Buena Vista Branch Library (Wednesdays at 10 and 11 am and Fridays at 10 and 11 am) during the months of October through May. (Free registration is required. Attendance may be limited.) As an extension to this wonderful program, one of our librarians has created a storytime blog where parents can locate the great stories, rhymes and music that are shared during storytime. If you would like a glimpse into what happens at our toddler storytimes at the Central Library, Miss Jennifer’s blog can be located here: Storytime Snapshot. In the future, Miss Jennifer also hopes to add some early literacy tips and sample sound recordings to the website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Sillylibrarian! Nobody I have ever known puts more thought and energy into doing a great story-time for toddlers. Kids love her. You can't get the songs and movements out of your head. Burbank is so lucky to have her!