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New Storytimes:

Sept. 27th, 10:30am Storytime at Growth Spurts, Wilmette
404 Linden Ave, Wilmette IL 60091
847-850-9059
Other dates coming soon!

Starting Tues., Oct. 28th at 10:30am
storytime at Little Beans Cafe is every Tuesday.

Monica + Andy logoStorytime at Monica + Andy is now every Wednesday at 4:15pm
The Storybook Mom and Monica + Andy, a new baby and kids boutique located at 2038 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park, announce Wednesday afternoon interactive storytimes. Free and for all ages.

STARTING MARCH 21:
The Storybook Mom and Explore and Much More in Chicago announce a weekly Friday morning storytime at 9:30.This weekly interactive storytime is included with the price of admission and for all ages.

www.exploreandmuchmore.com


Make It Better Magazine Best of 2012 voted Nili, the Birthday Party Entertainer Who Takes The Cake–REPEAT WINNER

"Stories come alive with Nili Yelin, a.k.a. The Storybook MomTM, who turns ordinary stories into real life adventures."

Book Launch for Justin Robert's book, "Smallest Girl in The Smallest Grade"—his first picture book reading!

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Nili with Justin Roberts

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Justin and Nili

 

PRINTER'S ROW LIT FEST 2014

Lit Fest 1

Nili with best selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Lit fest 2

interviewing Amanda Sims of Just Kidding Chicago

 

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The Art of Storytelling
Pros say that knowing their audience, and endlessly practicing and tweaking stories, are the best ways to keep kids engaged.

Pros say that knowing their audience, and endlessly practicing and tweaking stories, are the best ways to keep kids engaged.
by Allison Bowen and Amanda Sims
2:59 p.m. CST, January 31, 2014

Parents may not spend much time thinking about their children’s “giggle level,” but professional storytellers do. The giggle level–a term some storytellers use to determine what children find funny at different ages–is just one tool they use to craft stories and performances. Knowing their audience, and endlessly practicing and tweaking stories, are ways to keep squirmy children, and sometimes grown-ups, engaged. We spoke to some of Chicago’s best-known storytellers about what makes them successful at their craft.
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