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New to Storytime? Here’s the breakdown:
Storytime is completely free
Storytime does not require registration in advance
Storytime is for everyone
Each Storytime has a recommended age range but you are always welcome to try each option and find a best-fit for your child
Programs change weekly
Toddler Storytime - 9:30-10:10 am / Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
We are such fans of toddlers and we hope this program shows it. Designed to be 20 minutes of an engaging and varied Storytime and 20 minutes of social play, our toddler programs include lots of singing and interacting. This program is perfect for young kiddos who have never been to a group program and are just beginning that process. If your toddler stands the entire time or doesn’t participate in everything we do, that’s perfectly normal!
Preschool Storytime - 10:30-11 am / Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Preschoolers can do so many things and we love that about these programs. In Preschool Storytime, we celebrate kids’ inquisitive nature and developing sense of humor. With interactive activities, fun dancing and great books to share, you’re sure to have a good time. Preschool Storytime is also intended to help kiddos get ready for structured preschool, so we practice taking turns, following directions and interacting in a group setting.
To make the most of the Storytime learning experience:
Talk about Storytime before coming. Because Storytime is often the child’s first group experience, it can be intimidating. Parents play a key role in making the sessions stress-free by talking beforehand about taking turns, listening, sharing and paying attention. Let your child know that someone will be reading stories to a large group of children and adults.
Arriving on time ensures that you and your child can get a good seat, get settled and get in a frame of mind to enjoy the fun from start to finish.
Model good listening and participation ...
... turn phones off; turn imagination on
... hold off on parent conversations until after
... show you’re ready to participate
Kids are wiggly. Our Storytimes are built for active kids, but everyone has bad days. If your child becomes too distracted or upset, leaving early is fine. You could try again in a few minutes or on another day.
Talk with library staff. If you have questions or concerns about how your child is doing in Storytime, just ask. If you want book suggestions, want to know what we’re reading and singing, if you can’t find a book — please ask us. We’re here to make your library experience as meaningful and fulfilling as possible.
We congratulate you! Bringing your child to Storytime proves you understand how incredibly powerful reading is to your child’s future.
Fond du Lac Public Library Youth Services