Lower School Loves Book Nook Storytime


Who doesn’t love a good story? Not only is storytime a perfect way to help strengthen language and literacy skills, learn something new, and explore interests, but there’s a social aspect to getting together and escaping into a good book. Many schools, libraries, and community centers integrate read-alouds into their schedules and Laurel Springs is no different. 

Book Nook Storytime

Lower School Academic Department Chair, Bridget Schleifer, teamed up with Student Engagement Manager, Rachelle Wafer, to host Book Nook Storytime for grades K-2. On Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm and 5pm ET, Lower School students can listen to a story read by volunteer students, teachers, and staff. These half-hour sessions not only include an enthusiastic reading, but the children are encouraged to share their thoughts on the story. Sometimes they also engage in a short activity, such as suggesting a different ending, sharing their favorite memories, and engaging in other book-related discussions. 

Since K-2 Book Nook Storytime began back in November of 2020, a wide range of books have been shared. From seasonal stories to classic tales, these books have readers and listeners laughing and learning. Explore some of the featured titles on our Pinterest board and add some to your reading list. You’re sure to see some favorites and may even find a new one to share with your growing reader. 

Reading in Every Season

No matter the time of day or year, it’s always a good time to read. Even when school is out for the summer, reading should still be in session. Summer is an exceptional time for anyone to pick up a new book, even students in Lower School. Bridget Schleifer agrees and offers this advice:

“Students need to choose books that are interesting, at their reading level and spark their interest. Choose books that support summer travel, hobbies, or give students the opportunity to travel to new places. Growing readers will flourish in the fall if they continue to sharpen their fluency and comprehension skills during the summer.”

Between your local library, independent bookstores, and online resources, there are many ways to fill your days with a good book.