Hi there! Are you looking for resources for library storytime? I’ve always tried to take my children to the library for storytime as it is a great way to introduce them to reading.
Our focus at Teach Preschool Music has always been on music resources, but our lesson plans do contain a literacy element. Since I have some experience looking for thematic storybooks for my music lesson plans, I put together a list of great resources to help you plan a successful storytime session:
- The American Library Association’s Handbook for Storytellers and Handbook for Storytime Programs provides guidance on everything from selecting stories, props, and activities to setting the tone and creating an inviting atmosphere.
- The National Association for the Education of Young Children has a number of great resources on its website including the magazine Teaching Young Children.
- Reading Rockets has a wonderful list of book recommendations by theme.
- Our TPT shop has a number of storytime resource guides based on themes. The guides are different from our music lesson plans. They help storytime leaders select relevant stories, easy sing-along songs to share, and pre-recorded songs for dancing and movement. An extension motor activity is also suggested.
- You can also find a wide range of storytime books for sale online, or borrow them from your local library.
I hope this helps – good luck with your storytime!