Start DIY Family Storytime With These Resources
Create your own Family Storytime at home with your loved ones. Your friends at Regina Public Library have pulled together this guide to help you learn and play together.
Click here for the full instructional video playlist or watch them below.
Below are some additional resources and ideas to help get your family started. Happy storytelling!
Opening and Closing Songs
Opening and closing your storytime with a song is a great way to let your family know when the fun is about to begin and end. Songs build excitement and a sense of routine. For opening and closing songs ideas, check out J-brary and Storytimekatie.com.
Choose books as a family. We suggest several online resources for digital books for kids, including TumbleBooks , Bookflix , and Storyline Online. Or, use any of the books you have in your home!
Action Rhymes and Songs
Between each story, try singing a song or saying a rhyme to keep things exciting. Here are some online resources to give your family ideas:
- RPL Read Together Regina Rhymes for Babies
- Tumble Tunes music and fun
- J-brary videos about rhymes
- Storytimekatie.com list of opening and closing songs and rhymes for storytime
- Flannel Board Fun for felt play and activities
- StoryBlocks rhymes and songs in English and other languages
- The Laurie Berkner Band online kid-friendly music playlist
Here are some activities you can choose to include in your DIY Storytime:
- Jan Brett activity pages
- Eric Carle activity pages
- Harper Collins printable activities
- Jon Klassen printable activity kit
- Kevin Henkes list of games and activities
- Mo Willems learning and drawing fun
- Pete the Cat themed activities
- Scholastic Canada themed activities with all your favourite characters
For educational library resources you can get from anywhere, click here .