Baby Story Time


For this program we did an 8-week registration only Story Time session for babies aged 6 months - 2 years. We made a theme for each week as follows:
Week 1: Animals
Week 2: Colours
Week 3: Movement
Week 4: Weather
Week 5: Feelings
Week 6: Vehicles
Week 7: Food
Week 8: Nursery Rhymes

Each week we read short, simple board books that fit each theme and sang songs and did simple activities.
Ex. Week 1 was Animals, we had animal puppets for Amanda (who ran the program) and various stuffed animals for each of the babies.
- Week 2 was colour, and Amanda supplied each of the babies with paint and cardstock in a paperbag, and they did finger painting
- For Week 4, that was Weather, we sang songs about rain "It's Raining, it's pouring.." and did activities with a parachute (which the kids absolutely LOVED).
- For Week 6 we did vehicles and had toy vehicles that each of the kids played with
- Week 7 was Food, the kids played with play food.
Source Library

Length of program session

30-60 minutes

Number of sessions





Amanda Sanders

Primary Audience


Secondary Audience

Young Families/Parents

Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.)

Stuffed animals, cardstock, paint, play food, toy cars, parachute

Feedback from Participants

Parents loved the laid back nature of the program, it took place 1 hour before we opened each Friday morning for the program. The day with the parachute was also the most well received day, the kids LOVED IT.

Highlights - what worked well?

Babies are very easily entertained, and parents love the break from having to be that person to do it.

What were the goals/objectives of your program?

A themed story time for babies, based on the results of a survey that was simple that could get young families comfortable coming to the Library, even if their child made a lot of noise.

What would you change about this program?

I would probably bring in someone who was actually musically inclined, because I am not.