Have a go at making your own Magic Rainbow Milk. Kids of all ages will love it! Magic Rainbow Milk is cheap, quick and easy to set up and if you do it outside (highly recommended!), theres not too much mess to clean up afterwards.
Toddlers and preschoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once its exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So when it comes to story time mix it up a bit. Use one or two of these ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible.