Your young kids are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.
Our Storytime sessions are currently postponed, but there are lots of ways that you can continue Storytime at home, including
- Reading books together
- Watching your favourite stories narrated on Story Box Library
- Singing and dancing to your favourite nursery rhymes or songs together
Storytimes are interactive sessions between parent (or caregiver) and Western Downs Libaries offer several unique Storytime Sessions including
- Storytime for Toddlers
- Storytime for Bubs
- Yoga Storytime
- eKindy Storytime
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With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research and development of this early literacy program. Our Storytime for Toddlers sessions are carefully planned and delivered by specially trained staff to encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity for parents and care-givers to embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of a child’s life, and language and development before age three is the single most important factor in school success. Sharing books, singing nursery rhymes and talking to your child from birth is the best way to support your baby’s communication and pre-literacy development.
It’s never too early to read, talk, play!