- They're in their prime language development stage from 0-3 years, and listening to language repeated in song, rhyme, and stories helps them soak it in.
- Help them learn about big, important concepts like shape, color, size, animals, sounds, and even feelings.
- Help them become good listeners and increase their attention span -- before they start school!
- They really enjoy getting together with other kids to listen to stories and sing songs.
- It's a great way to introduce little ones to joining in group activities, as they will do in school.
Here is the link you can bookmark, for a current list of all the storytimes Pima County Public Library hosts. Use the menu on the left to find locations and times that are convenient for your family.
Some local schools and businesses host free storytimes and children's activities, too. Check out their event calendars and websites for the most-to-date info for the following:
- Mildred and Dildred hosts a free storytime every Tuesday at 10:30am, and has lots of other free children's events throughout the week.
- Tucson Community School hosts a free play group/ storytime every Thursday 9:30am, facilitated by wonderful early childhood teachers.
- Barnes & Noble has storytime every Saturday at 11:00am.
- Bookmans has storytime every Friday at 10:00am at their Grant location, and storytime/music hour every Tuesday at 10:00am at their Speedway location.
You might also enjoy reading these storytime favorites with your little ones at home: