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How can we signal transitions more effectively?

As you transition one from part of storytime to another, build in ‘signals’ to help the participants. Signals could include songs, musical signposts, a puppet or something as simple as clapping at the end of a song or a signposting statement such as ‘It’s time for a story now’, ‘Let’s sing our hello song’ or ‘This is the last song for today’. These transitions are vital to the audience as they let them know what is coming next and orient them to how much longer the session will last.