Thursday, 24 October 2013

Preschooler Play - Library Story Time

The library is one of my favourite places to hang out with children for many reasons - books, understanding librarians, books, often a selection of toys, books, they're free, books, other media including CDs and DVDs, books...

Since we've moved our schedule has matched up nicely with pre school story time for 3 - 5 year olds at our local library. These sessions run for about 45 minutes and have stories, rhymes, singing and a craft activity to finish off the session. The sessions have a theme connecting the activities, such as all about hippos, or food, or snails.

Story time is very common and most libraries run sessions for children - have a chat with your local library about what sessions they have available, as there will probably be sessions for different age groups, including little babies. Story time sessions not only promote a love of reading and books, but also help children to develop their language skills, teach them to listen, socialise and be part of a group, and give them an opportunity to be creative and imaginative. And did I mention that they're free?

Investigate more activities for toddlers (including art, cooking and play) and preschoolers (including art and play).


  1. We used to attend library time too when the kids were little. It's a great way to get the kids out and doing quality activities.

    1. Yes, it's a good way for them to get used to listening to instructions from someone else too.