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Virtual storytime and programs made step-by-step to boost children’s librarians’ skills in imagination, sensory learning, STEM, and literacy

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This very dynamic 1.5-hour virtual workshop is about:

  • Children's librarians' prepared environment – Technical aspects of education/pedagogical work on camera that impact the patrons' virtual experience: Laptop/tablet/phone; Lights and voice; Background; Pace; Live sessions; Recorded Programs.
  • Beyond reading books on video: Inventing a unique storytime that fits on screen – Making a story/program in less than 10 minutes using zero-budget materials that everybody has at home.
  • Virtual play: Fostering sensory and motor development through interactions between screens and enhancing tons of imagination.
  • "Partners in Learning" – Virtual support for parents and caregivers that focus on growing relationships and literacy among families.

Explore step-by-step new solutions for virtual storytime and grow your children’s librarians’ skills by designing virtual programs that address sensory learning, movement, and imagination combined with STEM and early literacy.

Along with this virtual workshop, you'll receive:

  1. Certificate of participation.
  2. Detailed handout with inspiring pictures, quotes, and literature.
  3. 40% discount coupon for 1:1 Embodied Learning coaching and consultancy.
  4. 25% discount coupon for one Embodied Learning virtual staff training for you and all the children's librarians in your library system.

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Tommaso Lana is currently the early childhood education consultant (contract) at Los Angeles Public Library and Allegheny County Library Association (Pittsburgh, PA).

He collaborates with large library systems such as Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and San Mateo County Libraries. Moreover, Tommaso served New York Public Library, ALSC (ALA), and Pennsylvania Library Association.

Tommaso is the founder and facilitator of Embodied Learning.

Embodied Learning is a multidisciplinary experiential training program that transforms (formal and informal) educators’ communication and interaction skills through sensory play, movement, and imagination.

Scroll down to learn more about Embodied Learning and Tommaso Lana.


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Tommaso Lana, MA

Tommaso is an award-winning performance and consulting artist, creator of Embodied Learning.

Embodied Learning is a multidisciplinary experiential training program that transforms educators’ communication and collaboration through sensory play, movement, and imagination.

With his Embodied Learning projects and training sessions, Tommaso has been serving educators and children’s librarians at Caltech Children’s Center, Google Children Centers, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Los Angeles Public Library, New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, San Mateo (CA) County Libraries, Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) Library Association and more.


Between 2005 and 2008, Tommaso worked as manager of visitors services, teaching artist, and facilitator at the permanent interactive exhibit “Experience Field for The Development of The Senses,” Wiesbaden, Germany.


In 2008 he started up his Berlin-based performance art and consultancy firm serving organizations all across Europe.

In 2010-2011 Tommaso co-directed the German Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs award-winning social-art project “Paradise 2: What is Energy?”. 
The project addressed the future of identity and community in regions impacted by vibrant economic and social transitions.

Between 2010 and 2016 he designed, crafted, and curated the “Learning Outside” exhibit at the Preschool Museum, Berlin (which recently moved to Uelzen, Germany) focusing on reinventing the appreciation of learning through sensory experiences, movement, and imagination.


In 2017 he moved to New York City to spread Embodied Learning across the United States.

Tommaso is a keynote speaker and Edutopia writer.


Since the 2016 edition, he performs and mentors at SXSWedu, Austin, TX

In 2020, over 2,600 educators could earn certificates through his virtual performance at NAEYC Institute 2020.

During the COVID pandemic, he launched Embodied Learning at Home, a video series to support parents who stuck at home with their young children through play.


He has a Master’s degree in social history from the University of Milan, Italy.

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