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Story Time

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Librarians use a combination of resources to make storytimes fun and educational. Please add to the topics and individual themes, especially the book titles and "extras." Share your success stories. Are there interesting sites YOU may have come across that you would like to share with others? We want to develop curiosity, independence, creativity and kindness--learning should be fun.


All songs, fingerplays, and ideas are used for educational purposes only and not for profit. Where possible, authors are noted.


STORYTIME GUIDELINES (parents/caregivers)



Here are some resources broken down by topic:

Audience Participation

Baby Storytime 

Books with a Beat 

Bounces with Baby

Chants for Storytime

Circular Stories

Colours of Us (Multicultural)

Crafts for Storytime 

Dances for Storytime

Drive Thru/Drive In Storytime

Early Literacy Video Tips

Fingerplays for Storytime

Flannel Board for Storytime

Games for Storytime

iPads in Storytime 

Kindergarten Read-Alouds

MCLS Storytime Compilation

Make Sure Children Exercise Regularly

Non-Fiction in Preschool Storytime

Opening and Closing Rituals

Outdoor Storytime

Paper Stories/Cut-and-Tell Stories

Parties and Celebrations

Play Cafe

Podcasts for Children's Librarians

Presentation for a Crowd

Pronunciations of Author Names

Puppets for Storytime  

Recipes for Storytime

Sensory Storytime; Sensory Storytimes, 2

Songs for Storytime A-E; F-L; M-R; S-Z

Stories to Draw


Storytime Blogs & Wikis 

Storytime Names

Storytime Realia 

String Stories

Summer Storytime 

**Themes for Storytime** (poems, finger plays and songs)

Tips for Storytime 

Transporting Materials

Unintended Racism

Virtual Storytime

What's Next?



Awesome links to other sites: 





Comments (1)

Jane McManus said

at 12:11 pm on Jan 21, 2022

Because of the age of this wiki, some links have been broken. Please contact an administrator, if you find broken links and we will either reconnect or remove material. Many thanks. Jane McManus, 01/2022. If additions or changes are not made to this wiki for a time, the space will be reclaimed by PBwiki, and all this hard work will be lost. I encourage you to contribute. Although retired, I'll still be tweaking and following as long as I can. Many thanks, all, for your contributions and help along the way.

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