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Choosing the Best Storytime for Your Child


Many of us remember being enthralled by a librarian who brought picture books to life for us when we were children. Kids enjoy storytime today as much as their parents or grandparents did, but there are so many different options now. Which storytime is right for your child? Dayton Metro Library has storytimes for different age groups, interests and needs. Choose what works best for you and your child.

INFANTS TO 24 MONTHS

Baby Storytime - Find a Storytimestorytime
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more.

 

INFANTS TO 36 MONTHS

Baby & Toddler Storytime - Find a Storytime
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime - Find a Storytime
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers.

Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Storytime - Find a Storytime
An award-winning early literacy program conducted in Spanish and English, using rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate learning for babies and toddlers.

Play and Learn - Find a Storytime
Children can enjoy unstructured playtime with fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program is an opportunity for socializing your child as well as connecting with other parents.

 

AGES 18-36 MONTHS

Toddler Storytime - Find a Storytime
Features nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories that encourage early literacy skills.

 

AGES 3-5 YEARS

Preschool Storytime - Find a Storytime
Stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Preschool STEM Storytime - Find a Storytime
Stories, songs and STEM-based learning activities for preschoolers.

 

FAMILIES

Family Storytime - Find a Storytime
Quality time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.

 

SENSORY STORYTIME

Sensory Storytime - Find a Storytime
With songs, stories and a craft or activity, these structured sessions are designed for children ages 3-8 with ASD and their parent or caregiver.

 

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