Downtown storytimes just got more exciting for the 4- to 6-year-old set.
Preschool-age children are invited to join the downtown Tuesday Tales for an hour of stories, songs, and learning activities. Each week until Oct. 24, the 10 a.m. Tuesday Tales will give kids the chance to learn from a different presenter, meet the many friendly faces of Elkhart Public Library, and prepare for kindergarten.
“We will feature longer stories, and the songs and rhymes between stories will have more advanced application of early literacy skills,” says Allison McLean, head of Young People’s Services. “The crafts after the stories will be designed to help children develop their fine motor skills.”
Along with parents, child-care centers are encouraged to bring groups build even greater connections with the library.
“I hope that kids who come to Tuesday Tales,” she says, “see the joy of reading, learn to love the library, and are better prepared to enter kindergarten as a result of coming to our program.”