Join in our musical Storytime with your very own homemade guitar!
We all know that play is a valuable part of childhood, but did you know that play is actually a critical part of a child’s learning, development, and well-being? It’s true! We have two free resources to help you support your child in playing and learning!
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Storytime & Craft! This week we have a super cool topic and a super cool craft: Nocturnal Animal Silhouettes!
An important part of child development and early literacy is the encouragement and nurturing of a child’s imagination. This activity will encourage children to think about key ideas in a story through the use of “who, what, where, when, and why” questions, while stimulating their creative and imaginative side.
We’re going back to the roots of Beyond Storytime and returning to Storytime & Craft every Friday morning. Each week we’ll bring you a new craft activity tied into the weekly theme of our Friday Virtual Storytime. This week we’re kicking things off with a journey to the Moon!
From birth to potty-training, parents and caregivers will change a LOT of diapers, and a LOT of outfits, both of which can be unpleasant tasks with young children. Many children simply do not want to stop having fun. However, change tables can be a great place to incorporate some of the practices that support early literacy learning, such as talking, singing, and playing.
Between the ages of 2 and 3, children usually hit a developmental stage where they want to hear the same story over and over and over again. While it’s exciting to see them reaching this stage (their literacy is developing!) it can be a bit tiring if you’re the one repeating the same story for the umpteenth time. Here’s are four great ways to add some variety into your reading while still supporting your child’s literacy development.