Children can let their imaginations grow while participating in fun, themed activities during Fall Storytimes each Saturday, 11 a.m. – noon, through Nov. 18, 2017 at the East Shelby Branch Library (7200 East Shelby Drive).
Fall Storytimes are ideal for children, ages 3 – 6. Customers will enjoy stories, poetry, music and crafts – all relating to a weekly theme. The final themes in the fall series are monkeys, bedtime and food/Thanksgiving.
Currently, the storytimes occur in three main sessions: spring, summer and fall, with a break during the winter months for the holiday season. The Spring Storytimes series should start in January or February.
Children’s Librarian Paisley Gray coordinates the storytimes. Gray said she strives to incorporate object-based learning into each program, using art and other objects as conversation starters and teaching tools for kids. Storytimes are also opportunities for parental involvement.
“Participating in each event with their child gives families a chance to bond,” Gray observed. “It helps the child develop early literacy skills, they can talk about the experience later, and the overall experience helps to cement their child’s comprehension skills.”
For more information about the Fall Storytimes at East Shelby Branch Library, call (901) 415-2767.
By: Mary Jean Hall, special to Memphis Public Libraries