Monday, February 04, 2013

Interactive Storytime Good for the Funny Bone and Brain

Kids getting ready to do a donut craft after BPL storytellers entertained them with a performance of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Dog a Donut, the 13th book in Numeroff's If You Give A series.
What a wonderful experience it is to see the eyes of pre-school children light up to storytelling. Pre-school story times can and do make a difference in the lives of these little ones. Our story times include a combination of books, and book related activities such as songs, crafts, and puppets. It has been proven that activities such as reading, singing, and playing with children can impact a child’s brain development and help with pre-reading skills they need to start school. Storytimes also provide an opportunity for children to interact with one another, engage in dramatic play, learn new words and concepts, and help to gradually increase their attention spans. Storytime can be one of the most influential factors in a child’s educational development. To take advantage of this and more, join the wonderful story tellers at the Powderly Library each Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Come prepared for a half hour of books, fun, and activities!

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Submitted by Loretta Bitten
Powderly Library

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