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Storytimes at deAngeli!
Ready to Read Storytime
Mondays at 10:30 (See Upcoming Events for exact dates)
Read, write, sing, talk, and play! This all-ages storytime will help you and your child develop the skills they need to learn to read. We will have around 30 minutes of storytime followed by 30 minutes of activity time.
Thursdays at 10:30 (See Upcoming Events for exact dates)
Join Mrs. Mooi for a story and a craft! Best for ages 2-6. Registration is not required. Enough supplies will be available for the first ten children who arrive. Please note, Ready Set Go! with the Family Literacy Center is held on the first Thursday of each month. Please call 810-664-2737 to register for Ready Set Go!
Fridays at 10:30 (See Upcoming Events for exact dates)
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes!
Storytimes at the Branches!
Miss Kathy travels to each branch for a special weekly storytime best for children 3-6 years of age. (See Upcoming Events for exact dates)
- Otter Lake storytime Mondays at 10:00 am.
- Elba Branch storytime Mondays at 11:30 am.
- Clifford Branch storytime Mondays at 2:00 pm.
- Hadley Branch storytime Tuesdays at 11:30 am.
- Metamora Branch storytime Fridays at 9:30 am.
- Columbiaville Branch storytime Fridays at 11:30 am.
Early Literacy Tips for Storytime and BEYOND!
There are a number of things parents and caregivers can do to support the development of their child’s early literacy skills. Among them are five simple practices: singing, talking, reading, writing and playing. While we try to incorporate them all into storytime, here are some tips for incorporating them more at home!
Singing is a great way to learn about language. When we sing, the sounds that make up words become more evident. Best of all, you can sing anything you want! Songs are great, but you can try silly things too like singing a recipe, directions, or maybe even try singing a rhyming story book.
Children need to receive and create language to learn it. Try expanding on your usual vocabulary so different sounds and words can be heard.
Share books together! We hope that you utilize our collections for a chance to read more books and access more variety than you may have at home.
Scribble, draw and make tactile art. Scribbles are wonderful practice for working on early writing skills!
Children experience the world through play while developing fine and gross motor skills, cognitive concepts, language and social skills. Try using sock puppets, toys, or even your fingers to recreate a book read in Storytime.