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Castle Critters (Info for Grownups)

What is a Castle Critter?

Our Castle Critters are a group of cuddly reading buddies your child can borrow from the library for 1 week at a time using their library card. They are much better than elves on shelves and take much less work! 

What if my child isn't reading yet?

If your child is just learning their letters and sight words, YOU can read to your child and their critter. 

What if I'm not GOOD at reading picture books aloud?

Reading picture books out loud to your kids can feel really strange, especially if you didn't grow up being read to by the grownups in your life! Watch some of the videos on the YouTube Channels listed in the following section and pay attention to how the readers make the stories exciting and engaging. Visit the pages below for some great tips for reading aloud to your child: 

Expert Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Child

Tips on Reading Aloud

Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension

Simple Things to Do While Reading Aloud

What if I don't have time to read to my child every night?

While screens aren't ideal, they can be a lifesaver! Below are some FANTASTIC YouTube Channels with picture books being read aloud by your favorite actors, actresses, and publishing houses!

YouTube ChannelKid Time Story

YouTube ChannelStoryline Online

YouTube ChannelMagical Little Minds

YouTube ChannelHarper Kids Storytime

YouTube ChannelStorytime Out Loud

 

So how does this  it work?

  1. Check out a critter, their adventure binder, and enough books for you and your child to read for 20 minutes a day for one week. If you need help finding books, our staff are here to help. 

  2. Make sure your child takes good care of their critter, their binder, and the books by keeping them away from pets, food, drinks, and messes.

  3. Help your child fill out one of the Critter Adventure Sheets.

  4. Have fun, take some pictures and email them to sdavis@wfplibrary.org or upload them to your favorite social site and tag us!

What if I don't have time to read to my child every night?
What if my child isn't reading yet?
What if I'm not GOOD at reading picture books aloud?
So how does this work?
What is a Castle Critter?
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