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    Bring storytimes and librarian expertise with you, wherever you go! Early Bird Readers is a new digital early learning program for parents, caregivers, and teachers that is based on the Very Ready Reading Program used in all of our storytime classes. Each week, Miss Shelley and Miss Jenny will text a tip or activity to share with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with additional activity videos uploaded monthly.
    Sign up at http://oppl.org/readers and connect with us at http://twitter.com/oakparklibrary and #earlyreaders
    • Welcome to Early Bird Readers! - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Meet Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley, who will be texting weekly tips based on the Very Ready Reading Program to help your babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the path to reading, with additional acti...
    • Share Books: Reading with Expression and Enthusiasm - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Practice reading with enthusiasm and expression! Miss Shelley and Miss Jenny show you how to read David LaRochelle's brilliant Moo to babies, toddlers and preschoolers and other ways to share books...
    • Share Songs: Personalize Them! - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Songs help kids learn how to read: true fact. Get the scoop and learn how to use fantastic songs like Laurie Berkner's Wimoweh or Old MacDonald with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

      Borrow Lauri...
    • Share Play: The Most Important Thing - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Play is the basis for all learning! Miss Jenny introduces a fun song to practice descriptions and guessing and Miss Shelley shares how to use books to play with your babies, toddlers and preschoole...
    • Share Rhymes: Backbone of Reading Skills - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Practice rhyming to build strong readers! Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley share some of their favorite rhyming books and share the importance of nursery rhymes.

      Borrow Karma Willson's Bear Snores On (...
    • Share Words: Fun with Colors - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley love Pete the Cat for all ages, babies through kindergarten! Get tips on modeling colors through book and song, and the importance of natural learning over flashcard mem...
    • Share Sounds: Make Reading An Active Experience - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Turn reading into an active experience and learn some new ways to play with sounds with Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley!

      Borrow Tap the Magic Tree: https://catalog.swanlibraries.net/client/en_US/ops/s...
    • Share the Summer Reading Program! - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Use all seven tip types we've been sharing to finish the Summer Reading Program this year! Miss Shelley walks you through Read For the Win for kids birth to age 5. Stop by any Oak Park Public Libra...
    • Share Stories: Turn Every Day Life into an Adventure - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley show you different ways of telling stories: sharing adventures, creating evening routines and using wordless picture books.

      Borrow Where's Walrus: https://catalog.swan...
    • Share Books: Talking about Emotions - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley demonstrate great books to introduce and talk about emotions with preschoolers, babies and toddlers.

      Borrow Yesterday I Had the Blues: https://catalog.swanlibraries.ne...
    • Share Songs: Handling Rough Emotions - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley demonstrate songs that can help kids talk about the emotions they feel as well as work through those rough feelings.

      Sign up for weekly tips to get your babi...
    • Share Stories: Spooky or Not - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Halloween is the perfect time for stories, but not all kids want to be scared. Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley share ways to let kids drive the stories, along with a fun pumpkin rhyme for babies and to...
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