Escondido Public Library

 

Why storytime is important

StorytimeStorytime introduces young children to
reading and books. 

Each week, our trained library staff and volunteers share stories, songs, and finger-play activities geared to certain ages. Parents learn how to foster six early literacy skills that are critical for preparing their children to read and write. These skills are:

  • Knowing how to handle a book
  • Hearing beginning sounds
  • Knowing letters are different from each other
  • Retelling stories and events
  • Introducing new words
  • Showing a joy of and interest in reading books

Storytimes we currently offer

PLEASE NOTE: An adult must remain with babies and younger children at storytimes.

Baby Lapsit (Pre-walkers) 
Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhyme. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early to secure a spot!

Toddler Tales (Walkers - 3 years) 
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

Rhymes and Reading Storytime (3-5 years)
Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

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https://library.escondido.org/storytimes.aspx