The fall session of preschool storytime is fast approaching. I have been asked at times what makes the library storytime special? Why should I bring my child to the library? There are at least 4 reasons that I can think of quickly. They are:
An example: it is important for adults to model reading, and the easiest, most inexpensive way to do that is by visiting the library.
Responsibility: learn to care for and return borrowed material.
A good habit: Children who develop a habit of visiting the library are more likely to continue this into teen and adult years.
Variety: Not all adults enjoy the same books and neither do children. The library holds a variety of materials to satisfy each child’s unique interests.
One brand new book that children will enjoy this fall is Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell. In it, the family visits an apple and pumpkin U-Pick farm. They pick a bushel basket full of red shiny apples, and choose the best pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. The entire family delights in their visit to the farm and seeing all there is to see.
This is a book just meant for sharing.