A lovely ninja recently brought our attention to the amazing research that Eliza Dresang did on storytimes. As the website says, “VIEWS2 is the first research study that validates what you already knew: Storytimes can provide many opportunities to help children develop early literacy skills.”
The study provides hard data that supports the connection between early literacy development and storytimes. This would be a great site to visit when you need to make the case to hire a new librarian or paraprofessional who will offer storytimes. There is even a specific page for directors! Basically, we’re in love with whoever designed this site.
With great printable resource pages, a clear description of each “tool” that should be used in storytime, and videos showing the tools in action this is an amazing resource to use for yourself, your management, new employees, and anyone else that works with children. Check it out here!