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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Cricket Storytime?

Cricket Storytime is a LIVE, read a-loud storytime service for children.

Who is Cricket Storytime for?

Cricket Storytime is most suited for children ages 2-5 years.

What day and time is the storytime?

Every Wednesday at 11:00 A.M.

How does online storytime work?

Cricket Storytime is held in a virtual classroom using Blackboard Collaborate’s online classroom technology. Children can see and hear the story read a-loud. Children can answer questions via a microphone or video.

Is any special equipment needed?

No special equipment is necessary. A desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone and reliable internet connection is all that’s needed.

How will I be able to access the virtual classroom for storytime?

You will be sent a link via email to access the virtual classroom.

Do I have to download or install any software?

Yes. The first time you launch the classroom, you will be asked to download and install the Blackboard’s Launcher plugin. Once you run the plugin, you will be taken to the virtual classroom.

Can the children see each other?

Children can see each other if they have been given video permission to ask or answer a question.

How do I get the most out Cricket Storytime?

  1. Watch for and read all emails and newsletters as they are packed full of program details.
  2. Attend all storytime LIVE and complete each attendance survey afterwards for your child so they can be eligible to enter the quarterly prize drawing.
  3. Sit with your child especially first time users and toddlers and help them get comfortable using the classroom tools.
  4. Help your child answer questions by typing in chat if they are not comfortable using the video privilege.

I am ready to give it a try. Where do I sign up?

Join our mailing list here and reserve your child’s virtual room seat.

My question is not here!

No problem. Give us a call at (888)-663-4449 or email us at info@ccechildcare. We can answer your questions via text at 325-261-3793. You can also connect with us on Skype at joan.simpson26.