Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Published September 11th 2012
Never too little to learn at the library
Image courtesy of Hadlow Parish Council
Baby Rhyme Time is a happy,
fun filled weekly class for babies under 2 years, at eight different Gold Coast libraries (Broadbeach, Burleigh Waters, Elanora, Helensvale, Nerang, Robina, Southport and Runaway Bay). The library staff offer an interactive rhymes and songs session, which will have you and your little one singing, dancing, clapping and smiling.
At the Robina library, there were old favourites like, Hickory dickory dock, Row, row, row your boat, Humpty Dumpty, Round and round the garden and Twinkle twinkle little star which little people love to join in, in their own way, enjoying the repetition over a number of weeks. As well as the traditional rhymes, songs and action/finger play, there were songs which were new to me like Der Glumph went the little green frog one day, which made my tiny toddler friend jump up and join in. The words (for the adults) are up on the big screen and no one worries what your singing voice sounds like (unless the people around me are just very polite).
There were around 30 family units at the Robina class this week. Read & Grow Storytime sessions (Robina Wed 10 – 11am) for 3 – 5 year olds, follow on after the baby sessions (Robina Wed 9.15 – 9.45am). There's also a Tues baby session at Robina and some additional Toddler Time sessions (with a max no of 15) between now and the end of the year (11 Oct & 1 Nov 2012). These sessions encourage you to get up and dance, sing-along and will have parachute games too (hence the min no).
There are literally "Bubbles everywhere, everywhere" at the close of the Baby Rhyme Time session, as the library ladies move around the room, filling it with bubbles. Watching the expressions on the faces of the babies, as the bubbles vanish as they pop, makes me smile. I also enjoy the multicultural aspect as many nationalities sing together, in the universal language of babies.