In our Storytime programs, the relationship between you and your child is enriched and nurtured through the shared experience of play, song, rhymes, and books.
It’s never too early to start reading to your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading aloud daily to your baby starting at age 6 months — about the time when he’ll really begin to enjoy looking at books with you. Reading will help build your child’s vocabulary, stimulate his imagination, and improve his communication skills. Reading also provides a great opportunity for cuddling and socializing.
Below are a few suggestions to make this activity as enjoyable as possible for you and your baby.
- Try to participate as much as possible so that your child sees that singing songs and saying rhymes is fun!
- The repetition of songs and rhymes allows your child to learn them.
- Don’t be discouraged if your child is shy or cries at the first session, it may take time for him/her to feel comfortable
- Singing songs and saying rhymes establishes a special bond between you and your child.
Most of All
- Relax and enjoy this time with your child!
Registration with a Cold Spring Harbor Library card is on-going for all storytimes. Children must be the appropriate age. Parents are required to remain in the library during all programs.
Mother Goose Time
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
For children ages 13-24 months, with adult.
Introduce your young ones to the joys of reading. Enjoy sharing Mother Goose rhymes, songs and movement with your child!
Thursdays and Fridays @ 10:30 am
For children ages 2-3, with adult.
A beginning story time filled with more advanced books/stories, songs, fingerplays and movement.
On My Own Story and Craft
Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm
For children ages 3-5.
Your child’s first independent storytime. Fun stories, songs, action plays and crafts will be enjoyed!