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5 Story Time Tips To Keep Your Children Engaged and Inspired

Posted on Apr 28, 2023

We all want our children to love reading and be inspired by the books they read. And that´s what storytime is about.

This reading moment is a great way to help your child develop a love for books and learn important life lessons. 

However, it can be challenging to keep your child engaged and inspired during story time. 

That's why we've compiled these 5 story time tips to help you make the most of your this educational moment with your child. 

We'll also discuss the importance of choosing inspire and educational books.

5 Story Time Tips for Children's Engagement

Reading to your child is a wonderful way to bond with them and introduce them to the joys of literature. But not all children are engaged and focused during story time, especially if they have a short attention span. 

In this section, we'll provide you with 5 story time tips that are sure to keep your child engaged and inspired. From choosing the right books to creating a comfortable environment, these tips will help you make the most of your story time with your child.

1. Choose the Right Books

Choosing the right books is crucial for keeping your child engaged during story time. It's important to select books that are age-appropriate and align with your child's interests.

When selecting educational books, consider books that teach important values such as kindness, respect, honesty, and faith. If you are looking for books that incorporate Christian values, search for those that do it in a way that is relatable and engaging for your child.

2. Create a Comfortable Environment

Creating a comfortable and inviting environment for story time is important for helping your child relax and enjoy the reading experience. Set up a comfortable reading space with pillows, blankets, and other cozy items. You can also create a calming atmosphere by playing soft music or using aromatherapy.

Another important aspect of creating a comfortable environment is choosing the right time for story time. Find a time when your child is well-rested and relaxed, such as after bath time or before bed. This will help your child feel more engaged and focused during story time.

3. Encourage Interaction and Participation

Encouraging your child to interact with the story and participate in the reading experience is important for keeping your child engaged and inspired. Ask open-ended questions about the story, such as "What do you think will happen next?" or "How do you think the character feels?" This will help your child develop critical thinking skills and engage with the story on a deeper level.

You can also encourage your child to act out parts of the story or take turns reading aloud. This will help your child feel more involved in the reading experience and stay engaged throughout the story.

4. Use Visual Aids

Using visual aids is a great way to help your child engage with the story and understand the concepts being presented. Visual aids can include illustrations, storyboards, or even puppets. For example, if you're reading a book about animals, you could use stuffed animals to represent the characters in the story.

Visual aids can also help your child develop important language skills and understand complex concepts. For example, you could use a map to show your child where the story takes place, or use pictures to explain unfamiliar vocabulary words.

5. Make Story Time a Regular Routine

Making story time a regular routine in your child's life is important for helping your child develop a love for reading and learning. Incorporate story time into your daily routine, such as reading before bed or during mealtime. This will help your child associate reading with a positive experience and look forward to story time.

You can also make story time a special and enjoyable experience for your child by incorporating fun activities, such as crafts or games related to the story. This will help your child develop a deeper understanding of the story and stay engaged throughout the reading experience.


Story time is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child and inspire a love for reading. By following these 5 tips, you can help keep your child engaged and inspired during story time.

At Janet Ashmore, we offer a wide variety of fun educational books for children that teach Christian values and promote a love for reading. Our fully illustrated children's stories are designed to inspire your child and help them develop important life skills. We believe that reading should be both fun and educational, and our books are designed to help your child achieve both.

We hope that you found these tips helpful and that they will help you create a special and enjoyable story time experience with your child. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our books, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]

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