Storytime From Home Kits are designed to make PCPL’s Online Storytime experience more engaging for children by introducing interactive early learning activities. These kits are appropriate for children ages 2-5 and include instruments and manipulatives that will be used at least once throughout PCPL’s winter and spring Storytime sessions.
Storytime From Home Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Visit the library during open hours (Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm) to pick up your child’s Storytime From Home Kit. Kits may not be reserved.
Each of these items will be used in storytime sessions throughout the winter and spring but feel free to explore and play with them anytime! Below are some suggested activities to go along with each item. Have fun playing and learning!
Rhythm stick activities: https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/easy-rhythm-sticks-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/
Egg shaker activities: https://picklebums.com/music-shakers/
Bean bag activities: https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/bean-bag-games.html
Ribbon wand activities: http://www.beactivekids.org/assets/pdf/RibbonActivities.pdf
Silk scarf activities: http://www.thekavanaughreport.com/2019/01/play-silks-and-why-we-love-them.html
Storytime Kits are funded in part through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.