The library is excited to offer Tyke Takes Story Time on Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. This program is designed for the very young child (0-23 months) to experience with an adult partner.
Research shows that children can acquire pre-reading skills at a very young age, preparing them to read YEARS before they actually start school. And, children who enter kindergarten with these skills learn to read more easily and continue to be more successful all throughout their school years. This is the primary purpose of Tyke Tales Story Time. During these Story Times, library staff will equip parents/caregivers by sharing resources and techniques which will help the child learn important skills NOW, ensuring school success LATER.
During Tyke Tales Story Time, we:
- Share age-appropriate books
- Sing songs and play with shakers
- Recite rhymes
- Do bounces and fingerplays
- Play with age-appropriate toys
The goal behind these specific activities is to introduce language, literature, and the library to families in a positive, fun manner; to encourage physical and verbal interaction between the adult and the child; and to create a special time during which the adult can interact with and concentrate on the very young child. Tyke Tales is designed to provide an early positive one-on-one library experience for children and their caregivers, and the library is a great place to meet and network with other parents.
Registration is required for this free program. For more information or to register, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.