Home    Subscribe    List an Event    Contact    Login
Join the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Storytime At Your Local Library & National Simultaneous Story Time

by kateG (follow)
The magic of books and story-telling has delighted children for centuries.

Kids love books


As a parent, there is nothing more enjoyable than seeing the sheer delight that a child gets out of a book. From the moment they are born, it is recommended that kids should be exposed to books.

The benefits of reading to kids from an early age has so many benefits, including:

- Develops their imagination
- Gives parents another way to bond with their children
- Help develop the child’s language
- Encourages a love of books and libraries from an early age.

It’s great to enjoy the magic of books at home but you can also enjoy the magic of books at your local libraries who offer age appropriate story time sessions.

I recently took the G boys to Croydon Library pre-school story time.

Kids listening to one of the stories during story time


For 45 minutes, the librarian read 2-3 stories relating to the theme of the day, as well as sang action songs and encouraged the kids to participate with parents. The kids were then given free rein of the puzzle box and some weeks they have a craft activity on offer.

The 45-minute session is just long enough to keep the kids focused and interested.

This is a great free activity where kids of similar ages can socialise with each other and enjoy similar interests.

Croydon Library


Storytime for Pre-schoolers is on every Tuesday during term time at Croydon Library at 11am.

Croydon library also offers:

- Story Time for tiny tots (0-12 months)
- Story time for toddlers (1-3 years)
- Story time for pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
- Auslan story times (1-3 years)

Check out your local library for your story times.

National Simultaneous Story Time – Wednesday 25th May

Each year, National Simultaneous Story time is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association.

A picture book, by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, kinders, schools, childcare centres bookshops and other places across Australia.

This year, the book chosen is ‘I got this hat’ by Jol & Kate Temple ad illustrated by Jon Foye. Kids are encouraged to wear a hat of their choice to Croydon library for this national event.

Happy reading one and all!

Croydon Library can be found at Civic Square
Croydon
Website: www.yourlibrary.com.au
Featured
The workshop will include Welcome, group demonstrations of silk painting, artefact burning and a talk by Judith Young on the protocols recognised by various Aboriginal communities.
29 May
The week-long program features workshops, seminars, demonstrations and special events which will have you exploring culture through food and getting you inspired about all things homemade.
29 May - 4 Jun
Did you know that provides support to more than 470 children with Autism in Victoria? As part of Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate the opening of their Chirnside Park branch, Noah's Ark
31 May
An introduction to mindfulness, and find out how you can make simple changes and a big difference to the way you study and prepare for exams.
31 May - 1 Jun
The Forum will include an exhibition of local services relating to family, children and youth, followed by a presentation and panel discussion on how we can build stronger families in our community.
31 May
Awesome Value Melbourne Events
Discover the finest drinking spots in town.
A sweets tasting walking tour of the Melbourne CBD.
A contemporary knitting masterclass - all materials provided.
Join the conversation on the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group


Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
ID: 43290
Calendar
by Tian
31 May - 1 Jun
43 views
by Tian
31 May
29 views
by Tian
3 Jun
35 views
by Tian
3 Jun
38 views
Categories
April (14)
May (42)
March (2)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version