Lori Romero and I are excited to announce a new storytime workshop at ALD! This new class is designed as "continuing education" for storytime providers. Please help us spread the word!
Each class will be organized as follows:
· A 45-minute training session on one aspect of storytime (some initial ideas are: puppetry tips; choosing age-appropriate books; managing personal storytime files and resources; storytime management tips; baby sign language; Spanish language tips)
· A 10-minute break
· A 5-minute book talk of new picture books ideal for storytime
· A 30-minute “storytime swap” during which staff share ideas, best practices, books, resources, activities, songs, rhymes, and so forth with each other
Since the content of the class will change from session to session, you may repeat the class, at the permission of your supervisors, as often as your time, schedules, and interest allow.
The first session is scheduled for Friday, January 30, at Castlewood, from 8-9:30 am. The training session will be on tips for using and manipulating Microsoft Word clip art images to create your own storytime flannels. You will also be invited to bring a story, song, flannel, or other activity that you enjoy using, to share with your colleagues.
If you can't make this session, watch for future sessions in April and August. We are planning on holding this class three times each year.