Wylie's Smith Public Library will resume its many age-appropriate storytimes on Aug 28, 2018. Weekly themes may be found on the Storytime page at WylieTexas.gov/library.
Here's the schedule:
Family Storytime, all ages, bilingual, will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Infant Storytime, 0-11 months, pre-walkers only, will be Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.
Big Kid Storytime, for ages 3 - 5, will be Wednesdays at 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Toddler Time, for ages 1 - 2, are Friday, at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m.
Storytimes are a great learning experience for youngsters. Not only will they build imagination, listening skills and the love of reading, but Storytime also exposes kids to the six pre-literacy skills they need to be ready to read: vocabulary, print motivation, narrative skills, print awareness, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness, or sounds. Plus, they can interact with children their own age!
Each storytime is specifically designed with that age group in mind, taking into consideration brain development, motor skills, and the six pre-literacy skills. Each storytime focuses on different elements to best benefit the child. As children get older, they may find some of the elements in the younger storytime sessions boring, and they may act out, stop paying attention, or refuse to enter the storytime room. These are all signs that your child may be ready for the next storytime step. Library staff encourages parents to attend the storytime that is in line with the age of their child, as that is how they will get the most out of the program.
Tickets are required, due to fire code limitations. They're free and available on storytime day. Staff recommends coming to the library 10 minutes before start time, especially for the Big Kid Storytime on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. and the Toddler Times on Fridays at 10 and 10:45 a.m. These are the most popular times.
For more questions about Storytime, or any of the library's many programs, please call 972-516-6250.