Today's storytime for little ones (ages 0-24 months) had a little extra surprise. Ruth Briggs joined us, and introduced some basic sign language. She also talked about how signing with young children helps them express themselves before they can talk, and that decreases frustration. We laughed as we incorporated some signs into the stories and songs. What a great combination: we had books, music, sign language, colors and numbers all working together to reinforce language development! There's only one week left of this session, and I'm already looking forward to more storytimes this summer. Signing at Storytime
To meet the learning needs of young children, we offer a FREE series of book-related fun designed to introduce sounds, words and story concepts. No registration is required for these classes. Remember, the current session ends April 30th. We will be taking a break to get ready for summer. Starting June 17, the storytime schedule will be:
Preschool Storytimes for 3 to 5 year olds, Thursdays at 10 or Fridays at 10. (Same stories both times.)
Toddler Treasures for 1 1/2 to 3 years old, Thursdays at 11 or Fridays at 10. (Same stories both times.)
Little Ones, for 0 to 24 months, Fridays at 11.
See you there!