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Songs and Rhymes With Miss Julie

Get ready to clap and sing as Miss Julie takes you through her opening routine. Hearing and using rhymes helps children develop early literacy skills. The repetition of words, ideas, and skills is important for early brain development.


Music With Miss Loren

One of our partners for Sensory Stories & Play, Loren Goodman of Prospect Music Therapy, shares music activities you can do at home. Grab some instruments, or make your own, and sing along!
Singing with children is so important because it strengthens the parent-child bond, enhances communication, and improves cognitive development.  Plus, it’s lots of fun!

Push That Button–Storytime with Miss Claire!

Let’s see what happens when Miss Claire’s surprise guest pushes the different colored buttons.  Click here to see.  Did you know that children learn more from books when you have them interact with the story.  Notice how the structure of this story helps your child anticipate what is coming next.  See if they can guess what will happen each time a different colored button is pressed.

Storytime Online

We hope everyone is staying healthy.  If you are looking for some new ways to amuse yourselves, you might try these storytimes and other activities presented by children’s book authors. Just search the hashtag #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.  You can meet Jan Brett’s Cozy, a musk ox, or doodle with Mo Willems.  Also be on the lookout for short storytime videos from Mount Prospect Library staff coming shortly.