Toddler Story Time

August 2, 2010 at 7:46 AM Leave a comment

Peyton enjoying her 1st Toddler Story Time!

by: Jennifer Perez

My daughter and I are frequent visitors at our local library, but we just recently attended Peyton’s very 1st Toddler Story Time and she loved it!  The room was very inviting: large children-made illustrations, brightly colored floor mats, stickers, books and MORE books.  Before Toddler Story Time began, the toddlers were asked to choose their favorite color floor mat, find a seat near mommy and get ready to learn!  It was the sweetest thing to see these young, excited readers reaching for their mats and racing toward their mommies…priceless.  I couldn’t wait for the lesson to begin ~ and I know for a fact that Peyton was as well!

The Lesson ~ Reading to learn more about Art and Letter A

The instructor, Miss. Allison, was very energetic as she presented the lesson and her voice was very strong.  I have always been a fan of strong voices because I feel they command the room.  With 20 toddlers in one room, a strong voice was almost a prerequisite! The lesson included three different books by three different authors, three songs and a review of the Letter A.  As I was sitting amongst the crowd-my teacher instincts began to kick in and I thought to myself, “I wonder if the parents realize how beneficial this Toddler Story Time is for their children?” According to my observation, here is what was covered:

  • What fluent reading sounds like
  • Proper reading speed and intonation
  • Primary colors ~ What happens when certain colors are mixed
  • Letters of the Alphabet
  • Building social skills
  • Listening to music
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Self-Esteem building

I am sure there are more, but I hope that my point is clear.  If there is Toddler Story Time program at your local library I strongly urge you and your family to take advantage of it!  They are typically once per week and the classes don’t last longer than 30 minutes.  Your toddler will benefit tremendously from such a program, as will you!!  How will you benefit?  Well-just watching your little one learn and grow in such an environment will be enough to put a huge grin on your face!

Go ahead…look up your local libraries, scout those Toddler Story Times and let the learning begin!!

Happy Learning!

© Jennifer Perez 7/30/10

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