Storytimes

Fall 2017 Storytime Dates: September 11-December 16

 


Baby Storytime

Infants to 18 months

Mondays, 10:30 am
YDL-Whittaker

Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, books and occasional tummy time activities. After storytime, stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while baby plays! This storytime will help build your baby's early literacy skills and inspire a love for literature in your future reader through songs, stories, movement, rhythm and rhyme. The program will also help your baby develop motor, sensory and social skills as we explore together during playtime. 


Downtown Preschool Storytime

2 to 5 years

Mondays, 10:30am 
YDL-Michigan

Stories, songs, crafts and playtime for little ones!


Toddler Storytime

18-36 MONTHS

Mondays, 11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:30am
YDL-Whittaker

Help your little one build early literacy skills such as color, shape, letter and number recognition in this fast-paced storytime. Have fun learning through music, movement, fingerplays, books and occasional sensory activities. An occasional digital storytime component will be offered! 


Teriffic Threes

3 YEARS

Wednesdays, 10:30am
YDL-Whittaker

Meet at the puppet theater for stories, books, rhymes, games, songs and parachute play! Designed for littles one who are ready to sit for longer stories and do a craft or STEM project at the end of each session. 


Jumpstart Storytime

4 TO 5 YEARS

Thursdays, 10:30am
YDL-Whittaker

Develop your child's love of learning and soft skills for kindergarten readiness. 4’s and 5’s practice their independence when they come to the story room for a story all by themselves, then join caregivers and younger siblings at the puppet theater for a group storytime. Sessions include a combination of stories, vocabulary building, parachute, rhythm, music, manipulatives, process art, crafts and STEM activities.

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Starry Night Storytime

FAMILY

Thursdays, 6:30pm 
YDL-Whittaker

Jump into your pj's and head to the library for an evening of bedtime fun! Let us be a part of your bedtime routine as you join us for sleepy time stories and songs that will surely help prepare you for a night of sweet dreams. 


Superior Playgroup and Storytime

2 TO 5 YEARS

Saturdays, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 11am
YDL-Superior

Little ones will be excited each month with new games, stories, songs and play-based learning activities at this combination play group/storytime. Every child will recieve a free board book for participating. 

 

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Special Saturday Storytimes

Opportunities for parents and children of all ages to engage in play-based learning together!

Saturdays, 10:30 am
YDL-Whittaker

First Saturdays: World Language Exploration

Listen to stories and songs in English and a second language, followed by a craft. Experience the diversity of Ypsi!

Second Saturdays: STEM Storytime

Help your child develop a love of science, technology, engineering and math. Hear stories and do experiments together that encourage discovery. 

Third Saturdays: Saturday Morning Fever

Listen to a story, then dance your sillies out with shakers, scarves and songs.

Fourth Saturdays: Yoga Storytime

Hear great stories and learn simple yoga poses to go with them. Children will build strength, coordination and body awareness as they bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter wings in butterfly! No experience necessary. Mats provided. 

 

Super Readers: Alpha Squadron

4 years-Kindergarten

Third Tuesdays, 6:30pm
YDL-Whittaker

Is your child just beginning to read? Sign up for our monthly book group for emergent readers, packed full of fun literacy learning activities! Register by calling 734-482-4110 x1340.

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Storytime Guidelines

 

OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN!

The following guidelines will help us reach that goal:

PLAY ALONG!

  • We are here to have fun!
  • Stay with your child and join in the activities.
  • Parents, please model good storytime behavior.

DISTRACTIONS

  • If you’re running late, please enter the room quietly.
  • Toys and food should be put away.
  • Phones should be turned off or set on vibrate. Enjoy the moment now instead of taking pictures for later!

THOSE HARD DAYS

  • We all have bad days. If your child gets upset, step out of the room to regroup, then quietly return.
  • If your child is sick, stay home and rest!
  • Be patient if your child wants to observe instead of joining in. It may take a few visits to feel comfortable.
  • If your child is overwhelmed by storytime, consider attending Sensory Story Group, second Saturdays at 11:30am.

STAY AND PLAY

  • After storytime, please stay and enjoy our toys! This is the time to visit with other parents.

BRING BOOKS HOME TOO

  • Checking out books to read or share at home is an important part of the storytime experience.

GROUP VISITS

  • Our storytimes are designed with specific adult/child interactions in mind. For groups of 5 or more children, ask about scheduling a special visit!