Storytime 101: Storytime for Beginners is a 5-hour self-paced tutorial developed by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This interactive course covers basic skills such as preparing for storytime, reading books out loud, using props and music, and engaging adults and children. It is free for anyone to take, but you must have (or create) a Niche Academy account before taking the course.
Each section has an interactive module filled with useful information, examples, and videos. There are also links to documents and online resources that will support your storytime practice. It takes about five hours to complete the entire tutorial. Some sections are longer than others and some are shorter. Some of the information you may just want to skim over and go back when you need it. After you have completed the training, please fill out the evaluation at the end.
Storytime is a magical event. Each program is a big deal in the life of a young child. During this tutorial, you will learn how to make your storytimes meaningful and impactful for your audience.
Access Storytime 101 here: my.nicheacademy.com/idaho/course/22517.
You may register for a Niche Academy account from this link.