CRDL Storytimes are designed to help develop early literacy skills in children. Early literacy is what children know and learn about reading before they can read or write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. CRDL Storytimes will help you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By participating in CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and follow the words on a page.
During CRDL Storytimes we use the stages in learning vocabulary as designed by Every Child Ready to Read as a framework to put together a series of stories, music and activities designed to develop these particular skills. We also make it a priority to give parents and caregivers ideas on how to work on developing these skills at home.
CRDL Lapsit Storytime
CRDL Lapsit Storytime is developmentally appropriate for children up to 2 years old
CRDL Lapsit Storytime happens every other Tuesday at 10:15am at Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. Dates are subject to change. Please click "Events & Programs" at the CRDL.org website for exact dates and times.
CRDL Wigglers Storytime
CRDL Wigglers Stortytime is developmentally appropriate for children 2 - 3 years old.
CRDL Wigglers Storytime happens every Monday at 10:15am at Veterans Memorial Library. Dates are subject to change. Please click "Events & Programs" at the CRDL.org website for exact dates and times.
CRDL Family Storytime
CRDL Family Stortytime is developmentally appropriate for children up to 5 years old.
CRDL Family Storytime happens every Thursday at 10:15am at Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant, every Wednesday at 11am at Faith Johnston Memorial Library in Rosebush, and various days and times at the Coe Township Library and Rolland Township Library. Please click "Events & Programs" at the CRDL.org website for exact dates and times.
CRDL Storytime Videos
These short videos are a great way to keep the young ones occupied while in line at the grocery store, while waiting at the doctors office, or anytime they're getting a little antsy. Just click on your computer or Smartphone and press play.
When attending a CRDL Storytime with your child, be a positive role model by listening to the story and participating in all the activities. If you participate, your child will too.
Encourage your child to leave toys, books and food outside the room so they do not become a distraction.
Feel free to take your child out of storytime if he or she is unhappy. Storytime should be a happy experience for all children. Feel free to try again later. A few weeks can make a big difference in the attention span of a young child.
Plan to spend time before and/or after storytime choosing books with your child. Try to let your child choose some books on his or her own. This will help provide the child with a sense of independence and importance.
Have fun! Books can open up wonderful worlds for you and your child to share.