Simply Irresistible: Storytimes for 2 and Under
Tue, 04/13/2010 - 9:00am - Mon, 05/10/2010 - 5:00pm
About the Event
In this four-week online course, you will learn how to develop an age-appropriate, literacy-rich storytime program for babies and toddlers, as well as to enhance the focus on early literacy skills in your current storytimes. You will complete a series of assignments and participate in discussion forums, sharing storytime components and ideas. By the end of the course, you will have a wealth of child development and literacy facts, music suggestions, fingerplays, booklists, equipment suggestions, and recommended websites with ideas that will help stimulate language and baby brain development.
Presented by: Colleen Willis
Colleen has spent the last ten years working as a children’s librarian for the Anaheim Public Library. She got her start in storytelling because she can imitate a pig snort that can be heard all the way from the back of the room. That and her excellent puppetry skills were enough to hook her on children's storytimes. Five years later her supervisor asked if she would be interested in doing a storytime for babies. Colleen had just had her second baby and was excited to try something new. After an initial slow start, word got around and the programs became a success. She shares her wealth of experience with baby storytimes in her "Simply Irresistible" workshops for the California Library Association and for Infopeople.
Cost: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople partners, $150 for all others.
To view a complete description of "Simply Irresistible: Storytimes for 2 and Under" and to register, go to http://infopeople.org/workshop/449