A panel of booksellers shared their best tips and tricks for planning engaging story time events during the “Making Story Time Fun and Profitable” session at last month’s Children’s Institute.
The panel, moderated by Sarah Bagby of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas, featured Clare Doornbos of DIESEL, A Bookstore, with locations in Brentwood, Larkspur, and Oakland, California; Chudney Ross of Books and Cookies in Santa Monica, California; and Amy Oelkers of Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Singing is a great way to kick off story time as it settles children down and gets them to focus on the storyteller, Doornbos said, adding that a talent for singing doesn’t matter and YouTube is a good resource for song tunes and lyrics.
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