Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Free Storytime Sessions at Your Local Library

Home > Perth > Books and Writing | Free | Fun for Children | Kids | Libraries
Published September 26th 2013
Songs, stories, rhymes and crafts
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.

storytime, library, reading, art, craft, books, learning, preschool, fun, parents
Time for a song


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.

storytime, library, reading, art, craft, books, learning, preschool, fun, parents
Sit back and listen to a story


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.

storytime, library, reading, art, craft, books, learning, preschool, fun, parents
Hands on craft activities


All up, the whole session takes no longer than twenty or thirty minutes which matches perfectly with the concentration span of a young child.

The library supplies and sets up all the things needed for the craft activity. Due to the age of the kids involved, parents are encouraged to join in and participate.

storytime, library, reading, art, craft, books, learning, preschool, fun, parents
We've finished!


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.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  27
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? A fun introduction to reading
When: Half hour sessions are run on weekdays during the school term
Where: At your local library
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions