These are a listing of sites that can assist any teacher, educator or parent with their story time skills. Many of the sites also include songs and crafts that can in partnership with the stories being read.
NEW! Port Washington Children’s Songs, Poems and Fingerplays: A list of interactive songs and fingerplays compiled by the children’s services staff.
Awesome Story Time: This blog, written by a public children’s librarian, has great story time resources geared primarily for ages 3-5.
HCPL Story Time:The Harris County Public System’s story time page. Each theme has a recommended listing of books as well as notation of the level the story time is geared towards.
Mel’s Desk: Created and updated by a children’s librarian, this site has a wonderful collection of story time themes and ideas for a variety of age groups.
Preschool Express: A great site for finding songs and finger plays to do in story time.
Trees For Life: This informative site includes an instructional video for beginning storytellers.
Tell Me a Story: This site created by the King County Library System has hundreds of videos of librarians performing songs as well as listings of song lyrics. The videos and lyrics are broken down into themes, such as weather, animals and bugs. A great site to get some new story time ideas!
Vermont Story Hour Plans: Vermont’s Department of Libraries has a great listing of story hour ideas including crafts, finger plays and verbal stories along with references to some great children’s literature.