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STORYTIME PLANNING RESOURCES

On this page you will find general storytime planning information, resources for specific age-level programming: early talkers (birth to age 2), talkers (ages 2 - 3) and pre-readers (ages 4 - 5), and additional materials/books to assist with storytime sessions.

General Planning Information
Public Library Association's Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Storytime Applications - Page linking to early literacy storytime information, from general to specific.

What Can I Say? (pdf format) - Gives examples of storytime activities in support of specific literacy skills and how to communicate the skill to parents/caregivers.

Every Child Ready to Read bookmarks (pdf format) - Handouts for the adults attending the storytime programs.

Graphic of early literacy terms (pdf format) - Visual of the six pre-reading skills that children must learn to be able to learn to read.

Links - To public library early literacy websites, helpful for bibliographic information and for learning how "others" do it.

Planning for Specific Age Levels

~Early-Talkers (Ages Birth - 2 years)

~Talkers (Ages 2 - 3 years)

~Pre-Readers (Ages 4 - 5 years)

Additional Materials to Support Early Literacy Storytimes

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