Thursday, August 30, 2012

Storytimes Begin!!

It's that time of year again; time for Fall Storytime!  So here's the run-down for everyone.

Two year olds,with a caregiver, Thursday or Friday at 10:00 a.m.  
I keep storytimes with 2 year olds very consistent in terms of time and general outline: We start at the craft table with a simple, child-directed craft, then move to the storytime rug at about 10:10 and begin with a sing-along to 'The More We Get Together" and a simple action rhyme.  Stories, flannel board games and more action rhymes round out the next 20 minutes and we end promptly at 10:30.

Three & Four year olds, Wednesday or Thursday at 1 p.m.
Storytime with 3 and 4 year olds are generally without caregiver, although some children may wish to have their special person stay in the storytime room with them, at least initially.  if your four year old is not yet ready to be on his or her own at storytime, this is the session they should choose, but all 4 year olds are welcome.  Storytime lasts for about 40-45 minutes and generally END at the craft table.  Some children will finish the craft within moments, others will linger for quite some time, and that is fine with me.

Four, Five, & Six Year olds, Tuesday at 10 a.m. or Friday at 1 p.m
This storytime is best for the independent 4, 5 and 6 year olds and last for about a hour.  Crafts will require more dexterity and skill, and the stories will often be longer in length.   Sessions include games, interactive activites, and stories and end at the craft table.  Note that the Friday session fills up early.

Call the Richmond Library at 295-6210 to sign-up
Sign-up begins September 5 for Marlborough residents and September 10 for non-residents.

Storytime Session 1 starts September 18th.
Storytime Session 2 starts October 30.
Sessions last for 5 classes (not class the week of Nov. 19)

Some general guidelines: 
-Children must be the proper age at the beginning of the storytime session. 
-You may sign-up for either Session 1 or Session 2 (see below for dates) at this time.  At the last class of Session 1 attendees may then sign-up for Session 2.
- Please be prompt to storytime.