Our story time kits are designed to work either as passive programming in your library or as a way to enhance story time. Each kit comes with books, activities and toys that caregivers and children can use in the library. Activities are based on the 6×6 Ready to Read early literacy initiative.
How does it work?
- Kits are checked out for 2 months
- Courier, van or mail can be used to transfer the kit
- Request a kit
- If you have questions, contact Nikkie at 1-800-432-2796 ext. 804 or by e-mail at nsierra.
Who can check them out?
- Kits will be checked out from NCKLS only to libraries
- Libraries may check out Story Time Kits to other entities as they choose
- Libraries that check out Story Time Kits to outside entities are responsible for replacing any damaged or missing items from the kit, including:
Folder Story Materials
- Libraries are not responsible for replacing documentation sheets
To find out what kids are available, check Verso, call, or email.
#1 Farm Animals
- Hen puppet
- Farm animal hand puppets (6)
- Farm animal finger puppets (5)
- Flannel for “This Little Chick”
- Animal Song CD by Raffi
- This Little Chick folder story
Books included: Baby Danced the Polka, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Barnyard Dance!, Thunder Boomer!, Farmyard Beat, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Have You Seen My Duckling?, Big Fat Hen, Barnyard Banter, and This Little Chick.
#2 On the Go
- Puzzle Box with 4 (12 pc) puzzles
- Construction Worker puppet
- Train Banner with felt pieces
- Recycling Truck with loader and material
- Pete Seeger Children’s Concert CD
- This Little Train folder story
Books included: Rattletrap Car, Wheels on the Bus, Sheep in a Jeep, Freight Train, Duck on a Bike, Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Demolition, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Planes, I Stink!, and My Truck is Stuck!
#3 Colors & Shapes
- Wooden Bead and Wire Maze
- Felt Shapes
- 150 Toddler Songs CD
- Sail Away Shapes
- Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks
- Bow-Wow’s Colorful Life folder story
Books included: Mouse Shapes, Round is a Mooncake, Shape by Shape, The Shape of Things, Green Is a Chile Pepper, A Color of His Own, Blue Chicken, A Book of Colors: Butterfly Butterfly, Golden Domes & Silver Lanterns, City Shapes, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.
- Woolly Sheep Farm Animal Puppet
- Yellow Blanket
- Puppet and Props for “Goodnight Moon” Book
- Teddy Bear Hand Puppet
- Rhyming Puzzle Cards
- 24 Piece Bedtime Jigsaw Puzzle
- Oversized books: Goodnight Moon and The Napping House
- Sophie’s Big Bed folder story
Books included: Llama Llama Red Pajama, Goodnight Train, It’s Time to Sleep My Love, Sleepy oh so Sleepy, Tuck Me In!, Interrupting Chicken, Ten Nine Eight, Bear Snores On, Touch the Brightest Star, and Russell the Sheep.
#5 All Things Seuss
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Fishbowl
- I Can Do That! Game
- Wood Alphabet Puzzle
- Cat in the Hat Puppet
- What’s in the Cat’s Hat Game
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Memory Game
- A Tribute to Dr. Seuss CD
- Magic Hat folder story
Books include: The Cat in the Hat Book and Hat, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Hop on Pop, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Would you rather be a Bullfrog?, There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Foot Book, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, and Horton Hears a Who!
- Flower Rubbings
- Bean Bag Fruits & Vegetables
- Plastic Basket & Produce
- Groundhog Puppet
- Chicken Count Game
- Play! CD by Milkshake
- Dirt Made My Lunch CD
- Old McRainbow folder story
Books included: Jack’s Garden, The Curious Garden, Eating the Alphabet, Growing Vegetable Soup, How Groundhog’s Garden Grew, Lola Plants a Garden, And Then It’s Spring, My Garden, The Little Red Hen, Tops & Bottoms, The Enormous Potato, and Rainbow Stew.
- Harbor Seal Folkmanis Puppet
- Melissa & Doug Sea Life Wooden Chunky Puzzle
- T.S. Shure Mini Fish N Learn Magnetic Fishing ABC
- The Deep Blue Sea Flannel
- Baby Beluga CD by Raffi
- I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean folder story
Books included: Beach Tail, Over in the Ocean, Somewhere in the Ocean, Beach Day, The Snail and the Whale, Beach Feet, Sea, Sand, Me!, The Deep Blue Sea, Swimmy, The Pout-Pout Fish, I’m a Shark, and Breathe.
- Tom Paxton’s Goin to the Zoo CD
- Zoo Animal Hand Puppets
- Zoo Animal Finger Puppets
- Melissa & Doug Zoo Animals Sound Puzzle
- Counting Elephants
- My Heart is Like a Zoo Flannel
- Red-Eyed Tree Frog folder story
Books included: Bruno Munari’s Zoo, 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo Train, My Heart is Like a Zoo, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, The View at the Zoo, A B C Zoo Borns!, Pssst!, Wild About You, Monkey and Me, Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly?, Zoo Day: a My First Experience Book, and Where’s Walrus?
- Dinosaur Finger Puppet Playhouse
- Dinsosaur Finger Puppets (plastic, 6 different types)
- T-Rex Puppet
- Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Puzzle
- Singable Songs Raffi CD
- Magnetic Dinosaur Playset
- 5 Little Dinosaurs Flannel (with ferns)
- Dinosaur Rubbing Plates
- Dinosaur Skin folder story
Books included: Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Roar Butterflies Soar, Dinosaur vs. the Library, Shape by Shape, Dinosaurs A-Z, Dinosaur Roar!, Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book, The Super Hungry Dinosaur, The Littlest Dinosaur, Dinosaur Kisses, How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?, and Dinosaur Bones.
#10 Friendly Monsters
- Fantanimals (2)
- Girlie Monster Puppet
- Monster Finger Puppets (6 types, 24 total)
- Boogie Monster CD
- Boogie Monster Booties
- 5 Little Monsters Flannel
- Don’t Push the Button folder story
Books included: Boogie Monster, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Don’t Squish the Sasquatch, The Monster at the End of This Book, Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, Monster Trouble, My Monster Mama Loves Me So, Larf, Tickle Monster, Where the Wild Things Are, If You’re a Monster and You Know It, and I Want a Monster.
- Melissa and Doug Wooden Construction Site Puzzle
- Construction Worker Puppet
- Construction Worker Hat & Vest
- Five Little Nails prop story
- Five Little Hard Hats Magnet Story
- Build a House with Shapes Flannel Story
Books included: Albert the Fix-it Man, Build Dogs Build, Bulldozer’s Big Day, Busy Builders Busy Week, Construction ,Construction Crew, Construction Kitties, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site, Job Site, Mighty Mighty Construction Site, Stanley the Builder, Mixed-up Truck, and Whose Tools?
- 102 Children’s Songs Volume 3 CD & Getting to Know Myself by Hap Palmer CD
- Magnetic Fun Tin: Silly Faces
- Todd Parr Feelings Flash Cards
- Feelings Hand Puppets (5)
- Teddy Bear Mood Puzzle
- Funny Faces Reusable Stickers
- Magnetic Board with Face and Magnets
- Feelings Flannel (5)
- Magnetic Jumbo Alphabet Letters
- Don’t Worry Bear folder story
Books included: Funny Face, How Are You Peeling?, How Do You Feel?, Happy, Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day, Taking a Bath with the Dog Other Things that Make Me Happy, Don’t Worry Bear, The Grouchy Ladybug, Grumpy Bird, My Many Colored Days, Pigeon Has Feelings Too, and My Heart Fills with Happiness.
#13 Bugs & Worms
- Ants CD
- Diary of a Worm Playset
- Monarch Butterfly Hand Puppet
- Dragonfly Hand Puppet
- Magnetic Bugs Playset
- Magnetic Garden Insect Puzzle
- Lenny’s Garden Flannel
- Butterfly Wings folder story
Books included: There’s a Bug on My Book!, Lenny in the Garden, Waiting for Wings, Tiny Little Fly, Hey Little Ant, Wiggle Worms at Work, Diary of a Worm, Hank’s Big Day, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Bugs Galore, In the Tall Tall Grass, and Step Gently Out.
#14 Fun With Food
- Snack Time CD
- Melissa & Doug Sandwich Stacking Games
- Sandwich Stacking Game
- Picnic Basket & Food
- Pizza flannel
- Ice Cream flannel
- Sylvie folder story
Books included: What’s a Banana, Pete’s a Pizza, Mouse Mess, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, Soup Day, Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?, Pizza at Sally’s, Peter Spit a Seed at Sue, Mmm. . .Let’s Eat, Salad Pie, Bee-Bim Bop!, and Tiger in My Soup.
- Plush Treehouse with Animals
- Folkmanis Barn Owl 13in Hand Puppet
- Folkmanis Mini Spotted Owl Finger Puppet
- Mix and Match Magnetic Owls
- Little Owl Fingert Puppet book
- 5 Little Owls Flannel
- “Wow” Said the Owl folder story
Books included: Little Owl’s Day, Little Owl’s Night, The Littlest Owl, Wow! Said the Owl, Hootenanny!: A Festive Counting Book, Night Owl, I’m Not Ready, Little Owl Lost, Owl Babies, A Book of Sleep, Hoot Owl Master of Disguise, and Owl the the Pussycat.
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Doorbell House
- Melissa & Doug Play House! Reusable Sticker Pad
- Classic Moving Truck
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
- House Giant Floor Puzzle
- Family Finger Puppets
- Mrs. Mark Moves folder story
Books included: Leap Back Home to Me, Melanie Mouse’s Moving Day, Welcome Home Bear, Building Our House, This Is Our House, It’s Moving Day, Jack’s House, The Tree House that Jack Built, Room for Bear, Froggy Builds a Tree House, A House in the Woods, and Welcome to the Neighborwood.
- Manhattan Toy Swashbuckler Maiden and Pirate Puppets
- Smethport Create-a-Scene – Pirate Adventure
- Puppettos Theater Stage
- Pirate Finger Puppets
- Pirates Stickers Reusable Sticker Tote
- Melissa & Dough Pirate Chest
- Alphabet Letters in a Pirate Pouch
- Glow in the Dark Compass
- Treasure Map
- Magic Treasure Chest folder story
Books Included: Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC, Small Saul, Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors, Bubble Bath Pirates, Do Pirates Take Baths?, How to Find Gold, Pajama Pirates, The Skeleton Pirate, How I Became a Pirate, Are You the Pirate Captain?, Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate, and Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime.
#18 Getting Dressed
- Froggy Gets Dressed Flannel
- Melissa and Doug Basic Skills Board
- My Quiet Book
- Learn to Dress Bear
- Learning Basic Skills Through Music Volume 1
- Getting to Know Myself CD
- Melissa and Doug Wood Lacing Sneaker
- Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes folder story
Books Included: Extra Yarn, Loop Swoop and Pull!, Naked, I Like Old Clothes, Duck Sock Hop, Joseph had a Little Overcoat, Animals Should Definitely not Wear Clothing, Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, Froggy Gets Dressed, One Two That’s My Shoe!, Brownie & Pearl get Dolled Up, Naked!, and I had a Favorite Dress.
#19 Bath Time
- Five Little Monkeys Playset
- Movement Scarves
- Ducky A Fishing Game
- Bath Time Glove Puppet
- 102 Children’s Songs Volume 1
- ABC’s Rubber Duckies
- Gazillion Bubble Machine with Bubble Solution
- Harry the Dirty Dog folder story
Books Included: The Treasure Bath, Animal Baths, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath, Bubble Bath Pirates, Harry the Dirty Dog, On My Way to the Bath, Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea, Rabbit Ears, Hogwash, King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, and Love-a-Duck.
#20 Active Play
- Six small traffic cones
- 27 Movement Scarves
- 10 foot Parachute
- Action Cube
- 102 Children’s Songs Volume 2
- Five Knubby Balls
- Baby Shoes folder story
Books Included: Bounce, Clap Your Hands, Clip-Clop, Dance with Me, Get Up and Go, Hilda Must be Dancing, Hop Hop Jump!, The Busy Body Book, Jump!, I Got the Rhythm, Move!, and Stretch.
#21 Police Officers & Firefighters
- Police Officer & Firefighter Toddler Dress-up Vests & Hats
- Police Officer & Firefighter Puppets
- Police Car Sound Puzzle
- Fire Engine Sound Puzzle
- My Many Colored Badges folder story
- Five Brave Firefighters flannel story
- Firefighter Training Cube
- Magnetic Town
Books Included: Officer Buckle & Gloria Police Officers, Firefighter Ted, Police Officers Help Us, Fireman Small Police Officers on Patrol, Tito the Firefighter/Tito El Bombero, Police Dogs, Fire Engine Man, Bug Patrol, Fire Engine No. 9, and Traffic Pups.
#22 Healthy You
- Toddler Dress-up Vest & Hat
- Community Helper Puppet
- Doctor’s Kit
- Where’s Howie’s Owie?
- X-Ray magnet story
- Bandages for Dr. Getwell flannel activity
- Bandages, Bandages folder story
Books Included: My Friend the Doctor, Llama Llama Home with Mama, I Want to be a Doctor, Doctor Nice, Nicky Goes to the Doctor, If Beaver Had a Fever, Doctor Ted, Bear Feels Sick, Froggy Goes to the Doctor, How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?, Does a Hippo Go to the Doctor?, and Nurse Clementine.
- Cat Puppet
- Stuffed Animal Therapy Dog
- Dog Training Treats Toy
- Neighborhood Pets Puzzle
- Dear Zoo flannel story
- Scat the Magic Pet Cat folder story
Books Included: A Perfect Place for Ted, I Spy Pets, Matilda’s Cat, Katie Loves the Kittens, Thumpy Feet, My Kitten, Dogfish, I Wish I had a Pet, Land Shark, Children Make Terrible Pets, Silly Doggy, and A Pet for Petunia.
#24 Celebrations (Bilingual Spanish/English)
- Matching Shapes Cupcakes
- Maracas, Bells, and bag of Music Makers
- I’m a Piñata flannel rhyme
- 5 Empanadas flannel rhyme
- Magic Piñata folder story
- Cha, Cha, Cha CD
Books Included: Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration, Alicia’s Happy Day/El Dia Mas Feliz De Alicia, Lupita’s First Dance/El primer baile de Lupita, What Can You Do With a Paleta?/Que puedes hacer con una paleta, El dia de los muertos/The Day of the Dead, The Best Mariachi in the World/El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo, What Can You Do With a Rebozo?/Que Puedes Hacer Con un Rebozo?, Book Fiesta!/Celebremos El Dia De Los Ninos-El Dia De Los Libros, Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta!, Count Me In! A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English & Spanish, and Dale, Dale, Dale: Una fiesta de numeros/Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers.
#25 Animals (Bilingual Spanish/English)
- BeginAgain Color ‘N Eggs Matching Puzzle
- Learning Resources Smart Splash Shape Shell Turtles
- Jumbo Safari Counters
- Color Bird/Pájaro de Color folder story
- One Elephant Went Out to Play/Un Elefante se Balanceaba flannel story
- Coloreando: Traditional Songs for Children in Spanish
Books Included: El Perro Con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale, Maria Had A Little Llama/María Tenía Una Llamita, Minutka, Rooster/Gallo, Dogs! Dogs!/Perros! Perros!, Counting Ovejas, Here, Kitty, Kitty! / Ven, Gatita, Ven!, Ten Little Puppies/Diez Perritos, Wiggling Pockets/ Los Bolsillos Saltarines, The Runaway Piggy/El Cochinito Fugitivo, and Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed/Cinco Monitos Brincando En La Cama.
Autism Spectrum and Disability Resources Kit
- Varied Tangles
- Varied fidgets
- Tactile tiger sensory brush
- Adapted books: Is your Mama a llama?/If you give a mouse a cookie
- Flex Grip
- Hand Therapy Exercise Balls
- Calm Down bottle
- Relax Tangle
- Lap belt sensory tool
This kit contains many resources and articles for making your sensory story time easier.