Storytime: Family History

Did you miss storytime? Perhaps it is just one of those days when you need a boost with your little ones. Fret not. We have gathered some storytime resources for you at home, thanks to Youth Librarian Ms. Erin. Follow our steps below or mix-and-match for the ultimate storytime experience.

Today’s Theme: Family History

1. Energize with a Song

Start your storytime by singing a silly song called "Little Brown Bat" with Ms. Erin. Encourage your whole family to join in. You could even make up your own verses.

2. Activity: Draw a Family Tree

Not everyone’s family tree will be straightforward, and it might be better represented as a family hive, opens a new window or a family garden. Talking about the important people in your young one’s life can be an opportunity to draw connections between family support systems or to share stories of one’s ancestors and cultural history.

3. Read a Book About Family History

Everyone's family is different, but you might be surprised by the stories you find in yours. Family can be very close or live far away, sometimes families are big or very small, some family trees go way back and sometimes it is harder to know your ancestors. Whatever your family looks like, spend some time telling family stories today: these books might serve as inspiration.

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4. Sing a Goodbye Song

See you next time! Wrap up your storytime and sing along with our librarians to Skinnamarink.