Attention parents of preschoolers – if you haven't already taken advantage these free sessions, you need to take your child along to Storytime at your local library.
Aimed at kids of pre-school age, story time usually starts with a welcome and an introduction from the leader. Then there will be few songs sung to break the ice. Old favourites like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Open Shut Them are always popular. There is also a quick and fun revision of the numbers to ten and the days of the week.
Next is the actual storytime. The stories chosen by the leader often belong to a theme. This weeks offering was all about farm animals. The stories presented are from picture books and are short and sweet. The kids attending love this part as they get to sit quietly with their parents and hear a story being read.
After listening to a couple of stories, it was craft time. Today's craft included colouring in, gluing and cutting out. All are great skills which need to be developed in preschool kids. After they've finished they take their work back to the leader for some praise.
For parents, it's also great place to go to get out of the house and meet other local parents who have kids of the same or similar age.
This is a perfect activity for a parent or guardian to share with their child. It introduces them to the love of books in a fun and safe environment. And best of all it's a free activity offered by your local library and you can even attend without making a booking.
Open all year round apart from during the school holidays, check the times with your local library and give story time a try today.