Storytime

Kids World offers story-based programs for all ages. For age specific storytimes, your child must be in the correct age range to attend. All storytimes are in English unless otherwise noted. All storytimes are Drop-In unless otherwise noted.

This SummerStorytime schedule will be in effect from June 4th through July 27th.

Baby (6 - 17 months)

  • Monday, 10:30 am

Toddler (18 - 35 months)

  • Tuesdays, 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am

Junior (3 - 5 years)

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Fridays, 10:00 am

Big Kids (K - 2nd grade)

  • Thursdays, 6:00 pm

Family (All Ages)

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

 

Storytime Guidelines

  1. While we do give priority to Norridge and Harwood Heights Residents, we are happy to include as many non-residents as the room limits allow. We will call kids into storytime in the order they signed up. Residents are given priority until the storytime door closes. To avoid unnecessary disappointments, please arrive on time.
  2. If your child is 3 years or older you do not have to attend storytime with them. You know your child best. If you are not going into the Story Room, please be on hand should your child require any assistance.
  3. Each storytime includes stories and movement activities designed for each individual age bracket. For this reason, we ask children attending to turn the appropriate age during the current storytime session. To make it easier for families, we welcome infants who are in a carrier or older siblings who are too young to be left alone. Don’t forget, we have family storytime too!
  4. Each child has different attention lengths and strengths. If your child grows restless or upset, give them time to calm down by taking a small break from the Story Room. Your child will be welcome to return when ready.
  5. Please help us keep distractions to a minimum by making sure your child has said goodbye to their favorite toys, gone to the bathroom, and had their snack before coming to storytime.
  6. Listening is a learned skill. Adults can further their child’s listening skill development by example. We ask adults and kids alike to wait until recess/playtime to chat with other storytime attendees or to talk/text on the phone.
  7. If your child does not fell well, we ask that you help both your child and the community by staying home to prevent the spread of the cold or flu to others.
  8. For many children storytime is the first opportunity they experience a structured group activity. Your participation shows your child how to behave in a group or classroom setting. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Plus kids really enjoy seeing grown-ups participate and it will encourage others to do the same!

Staff reserves the right to settle any issues regarding residency, age and the application of these rules.

Things to Keep in Mind

Please do not bring food or toys to storytime.

Enourage your child to participate in all activities so they can get the most out of storytime.

Please have your child use the bathroom and get a drink of water before storytime begins.

Please do not knock on the Story Room door. Instead, if you are late or take a break, please ask the desk staff to let you in.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I do the "Tick Tock" song at home?

How can I do the "Skinnamarink" song (the Goodbye song) at home?