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Step Into Storytime: Using Storytime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds
Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by the authors, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. This important resource shows how presenters can use STEP to craft a storytime that is effective for mixed-age groups and adheres to best practices for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive support. In this book, ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published May 29th 2014 by ALA Editions
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The text uses the concept of STEP (story time effective practice) as a tool for library staff to implement during story time. Several step-by-step guidelines for how to run effective and enjoyable story times are offered. The text discusses the appropriate story time activities for varying ages and also tackles the challenge of conducting a story time with a mixed aged group of children from babies to preschoolers. The importance of story time as it relates to children’s cognitive development is ...more
nonfiction/professional development (childcare workers, early educators and librarians--especially those who have mixed age storytimes, whether intentionally or not). Parts 1 and 2 provide background (great info if you aren't familiar with early childhood development already); part 3 (which makes up 2/3 of the book) translates these principles into how-to steps in your mixed-aged storytimes, including loads of sample parent patter to practice, TONS of sample themed storytimes for mixed ages ...more
Jul 20, 2016 Allison rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Allison by: Emily Childress-Campbell
I really enjoyed this book. I think the ability to appeal to a wide range of audiences at a storytime is a hard skill to learn. I felt the literacy tips were perfect and a great idea to use them in storytimes -- or at least have general knowledge of why it is important that we do specific elements at our storytimes. I don't think the layout of the storytimes would work in my libraries -- inviting different ages to leave at specific times and leveling up the material as the storytime continues -- ...more
I wanted to use a highlighter but it was a library copy. Awfully pleased how many of these practices I am using already, but it would be great to be even more intentional--I especially love the Storytime examples where the parent tip is referenced several times in different ways during the Storytime.
Feb 04, 2016 Salsabrarian rated it liked it
Great professional resource that clearly shows how storytimes aid children's early development and how story presenters can be more intentional about providing program experiences that benefit young children and their parents.
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