Virtual Story Time
Join us at 11:00am on the first and third Friday of the month for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Virtual Story Time! Each session we read one or two children’s books, often followed by a related word or reading activity. Virtual Story Time is primarily geared to children aged 3-6 years old, but may be enjoyed by older children and adults as a fun family-together activity! Stories have been chosen to relate to the museum’s content, musical heritage, and Appalachian culture. Each Virtual Story Time is “premiered” on the museum’s social media, and past story time videos are also available below.
Reading aloud is a major factor in advancing early literacy skills in young children, helps in ongoing language development, and opens up children’s imagination.
Virtual Story Times:
Friday, July 16, 2021 – Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away written by Ketch Secor and illustrated by Barbara Higgins Bond
Friday, July 2: When Uncle Took the Fiddle written by Libba Moore Gray and illustrated by Lloyd Broom,
with permission given by Scholastic Books.
Friday, June 18: Knoxville, Tennessee written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Larry Johnson
Friday, June 4: The Little Black Truck written by Libba Moore Gray and illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Friday, May 21: Cowboy Dreams written by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Friday, April 16: My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston and illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb.
Friday, April 2:
Hello, Crow by Jeff Daniel Marion and illustrated by Leslie Bowman and Come a Tide by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Stephen Gammell.
Friday, March 19:
The Relatives Came, written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Friday, Feburary 19:
Coat of Many Colors, written by Dolly Parton and illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes.
Friday, February 5:
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, written by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, and illustrated by Jose Aruego and Arian Dewey.
Friday, January 29:
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash written by G. Neri and illustrated by A. G. Ford. Special thanks to Penguin Random House for permission to share this book with you.
Friday, January 15, 11:00am:
When I Was Young in the Mountains, written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Diane Goode, and Mousie HiWay: The Adventures of Banjo Mouse in the Appalachian Mountains, written and illustrated by Michael Johnathon. Special thanks to Penguin Random House for permission to read When I Was Young in the Mountains and to Poetman Records for permission to share Mousie HiWay.
We also have a special Thanksgiving Virtual Story Time that was recorded for the November holiday:
Tag along with Summer and Toni for a virtual storytelling session – from Native American tale “The Poor Turkey Girl,” a variation on the Cinderella story, to the legendary Sasquatch, these stories will thrill and engage your little ones! These stories are appropriate – and fun – for all ages!