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Nov, 2019

Christmas Storytime

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Christmas is a mystical time for kids and Christmas Storytime is a great way to grow their excitement. This special Storytime for Kids session is carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills, and features stories, songs, and fun craft activities based around this special time of the year.  We will revisit some classic stories, sing some carols and make some festive food. So mark the date on the calendar, wear your best and brightest Christmas shirt and come along to the last Storytime of 2019. Let’s finish the year in […]

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Nov, 2019

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids is held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy and Prep classes. All storytime sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library. The final session for 2019 will be on Wednesday 11 December, 12.15pm Storytime will recommence in 2020 on Wednesday 19 February. Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches offer.

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Nov, 2019

Storytime for Kids at Tara

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Children love reading stories! The more you read, talk, sing and play with your child, the more lights you’re turning on in their brain.  The experience of those first five years will stay with them forever.  Help your child develop a lifelong love of reading by coming along to a Storytime session at Tara Library – every Friday at 10.00am.  All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills. They feature stories, songs and fun craft activities to build fine motor skills and build connections. The […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Dalby Library has a lot to offer. Getting to know your local library can be a part of learning about and loving books. You can borrow great children’s books for free. This means you can have lots of books in your home for your child to explore — and it won’t cost you a cent. Reading and sharing stories can: help your child get to know sounds, words and language and develop early literacy skills learn to value books and stories spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity help your […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers

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Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.   This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 9.30am All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!   With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research […]

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Aug, 2019

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – read, talk, play and sing. Of course reading occurs each Storytime, and the books are carefully selected to reflect the interests and ages of the children that we expect to attend. But it’s the value-adding components that make our Storytime sessions so special – singing songs and […]

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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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