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Literacy-based storytimes offer libraries a way to be partners in education with parents and caregivers. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy supports the definition of a literacy-based storytime as one that contains the following components:

  • Parents and caregivers who are invited (though not necessarily required) to attend storytimes with their children
  • At least one early-literacy skill is highlighted during each storytime
  • Storytime leaders who model activities that build early-literacy skills
  • Books and activities that promote the use of early literacy skills
  • Information about early-literacy skills and/or tips for building skills are provided to parents and caregivers during storytime, either verbally or through a handout

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