Many libraries all over the country have a number of activities that children can engage in and play with. One of the best and most interactive activities is that of story hour. Story hour is like a children’s paradise. It allows them a little bit of freedom and allows them to learn and read and show their excitement for books and learning in general.
So what happens during a story hour. Here is a look at some of the activities that are combined with story hour to make it fun for kids.
Music. Many librarians have started to combine reading and music together. They will read a story and provide a 10 minute musical play session that allows children to play with different musical instruments that make noise. This is a fun part of story hour and allows children to interact and play with each other.
Crafts. Some story hours have a small craft that will go along with the story. These can either be coloring pictures, cut and paste items or something that a child can bring home and share it with their parents. It is also a great way for children to explore their developmental skills by allowing them to cut, paste and color with each other.
Local Careers. Many stories for children involve those of police, fire and EMTs. Librarians combine these stories with local firefighters, police officers and other people to make it a bit more interactive. Children love to see local heroes and interact with them so this is just a way for them to learn, read and meet some of the best people in the neighborhood.
Puppets. Children love puppets and puppets who talk and tell stories are amazing ways to keep children engaged and talking as a group. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the children bond with the puppets and want them to come back each week.