For the past few months I have been suggesting some amazing pictures books for your little ones to promote the love of reading, but today I am focusing on Chicago’s celebrity reader, Nili Yellin, The StoryBook Mom.
But as a Reading Specialist, I know that putting a book in your little ones’ hands will only take you so far. In order to truly instill a love of reading and learning, you need to provide your children with enriching literacy experiences.
Thankfully we parents in Chicagoland have the talented storyteller Nili Yelin Wronski, otherwise known as The Storybook Mom, to create engaging and enriching book experiences for your family.
What Makes the StoryBook Mom So Special
Nili Yelin Wronski truly makes stories come alive by being energetic and just plain silly, which can be surprising to kids since adults tend to be a bit on the stuffy side. Using her famous “Storytime Stretch,” to start each reading session, Nili uses her powerful voice to have her audience, young and old, hang on her every word.
She describes her storytelling style as “Sit Down Stand Up,” and provides an engaging reading of the written word using a child-centered approach. Her charismatic personality and love of children’s literature is evident with each story telling performance and leaves her audience coming back for more, week after week, month after month.
Where To Find The StoryBook Mom
Mondays 10:30am, Little Threads, 2033 W. Roscoe Street, Chicago
Tuesdays 10:30am, Little Beans Café, 1809 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago
Wednesdays 10:30am, preggers Boutique, 900 N. Michigan Avenue 5th floor, Chicago
(Ends Wednesday March 25th–store closing end of April–great sales going on!)
Wednesdays 4:15pm, Monica + Andy, 2038 N. Halsted, Chicago
Fridays 11am, The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
First Thursday each month, 10:30am, The BookMarket in Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview
Second Thursday each month, 10:30am, Little Beans Cafe, Evanston, 430 Asbury Avenue, Evanston
Third Thursday each month, 10:30am, Galt Baby, Lincoln Park, 1901 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago
Fourth Thursday each month 11am, Froyo Chicago, Southport, 3746 N. Southport, Chicago
Second and Fourth Fridays each month (starting April 10th) Explore and Much More, 9:45am, 3827 N. Southport, Chicago
Nili also shared some of her top book picks, read them here!