Storytime Outline

I work in a busy branch of a pretty big urban library system. This means I usually have between 60-80 parents and babies, toddlers, or preschoolers for each storytime session. The format I use for storytime definitely reflects that. We have 4 types of storytime at my branch:

  • Baby Toddler Storytime (Ages 0-2)
  • Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
  • Spanish Storytime (Ages 0-5)
  • Family Storytime (Ages 0-12)

Here is an of outline what I usually do. Although I use this outline for all 4 types of storytime I do, the content, types of songs and rhymes, and length varies depending on the intended audience.

My Basic Storytime Outline
Welcome
Opening Songs
Shape Game or Mouse in House
Longest Book
Song/Fingerplay/Rhyme Break
Second Book or Flannel Story
Song/Dance Break
Third Book
Goodbye Songs

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