Storytime Lane provides young children and their families with access to high quality picture books and corresponding storytelling videos, along with resources and activities, following the themes found in the Lane’s books, while promoting literacy, art, and STEM learning and development.
Our picture books, written by Emily S. Smith and illustrated by Graham Davidson, use humour, rhyme, and rhythm to explore important concepts for early childhood development, such as feelings, tolerance, and gratitude… all in fun and engaging ways.
The videos are created so children can have independent access to stories and have them told to them in a fun, engaging manner. We hope educators and parents who find storytelling a little scary are able to use these to help develop their own storytelling.
Because we want our videos to be inclusive, our storytelling videos will always feature Auslan signing, so children with hearing impairments are able to enjoy the story as well.
The free resources and activities are designed to enable children, their families, and educators to explore elements of the stories in meaningful ways through hands-on learning.
Best of all, the Storytime Lane site will continue to evolve and grow as we bring more picture books to you, along with more storytelling videos, activities, and resources, with new titles coming several times a year.
We are the Lane's locals, otherwise known as Graham Davidson and Emily S. Smith.
Storytime Lane has been created in association with the Hunter Writers Centre Inc.
The HWC is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation devoted to engaging, employing and educating aspiring and established writers in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Emily and Graham feel honoured to be working in association with this organisation.