Story Time

About

Story Time develops important pre-literacy skills including vocabulary, print awareness, narrative skills, print motivation, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge. Our programs combine these tools with the Five Simple Practices: talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing.

 

Winter Story Time Session runs from January 8 – March 17
Registration is required unless noted and begins Friday, December 8

Click to register.

Current Programs

Lapsit (registration required)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Birth – 10 months with caregiver.
Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and a simple story or two.
Limited to 10 babies, meets in the Story Time Room.

Babytime (registration required)
Mon.-Thurs. at 11:00 a.m.
6-24 months with a caregiver.
Enjoy simple stories, rhymes and songs.

Tales for Twos (registration required)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Age 2 with a caregiver.
We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes and more!

Totally Threes (registration required)
Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Stories and fun for threes and their caregivers.

My Time for Fours & Fives (registration required)
Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Stories and more for children ages 4-5 years.

FAMILY EVENTS

Drop-In Story Time
Recommended for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
Mondays 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
All ages – family event
Enjoy stories and songs.

Drop-In Pajama Story Time
First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
All ages – family event.
Come in your pajamas & bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we just drop in at any time?
    Our story times are carefully designed to provide your child with continuity and structure, so we ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time.
  • Can we bring food, drinks, or toys?
    We don’t recommend opening snacks or bringing toys into the room. This can be distracting.
  • Is my child required to participate?
    We encourage all children to participate. Regular attendance will help them become more familiar with the routine and feel more comfortable joining in.
  • Am I required to participate?
    Parent participation is key in Babytime, Tales for Twos, and Totally Threes. Your participation
    encourages your child’s, and helps in literacy development. (Please silence cell phones and refrain from socializing until afterwards.)
  • Does my child need to stay next to me the whole time?
    No, our story times are filled with movement and music, and children are encouraged to actively participate. That said, if your child is very unsettled or distressed, exiting the room can give them the time they need to settle down without disturbing others. You are always welcome to return!