Early Literacy Storytimes

 

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

 

  • Parents and caregivers are invited to attend storytimes with their children

 

  • At least one early literacy practice is highlighted during each storytime

 

  • Storytime leaders model activities that build early literacy skills

 

  • Books and activities promote the use of early literacy skills and practices

 

  • Information about early literacy skills and practices and/or tips for building skills are provided to parents and caregivers during storytime, either verbally, via a handout, or both