More Baby Rock & Rhyme

31 August 2009

If you've got a baby at home, chances are you've been to one of our Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions at Wellington City Libraries. These sessions are a great way for babies under two years old and their parents or caregivers to socialise and have fun with rhymes, fingerplays and stories.

These sessions have been so popular over the past few years that we've decided to introduce some more.

We've replaced preschool story times with Baby Rock & Rhyme in three libraries in the city on a trial basis. New Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions start at Mervyn Kemp Library in Tawa from this Friday 4 September at 10.00am (replacing Wednesday preschool storytimes); Miramar Library from Tuesday 13 October at 10.15am (replacing Tuesday preschool storytimes); and Cummings Park Library in Ngaio from Wednesday 14 October at 10.15am (replacing Thursday preschool storytimes).

Starting off with their own song, Welcome to Baby Rock & Rhyme, the 20-minute session is packed with waiata and old favourites such as Pop Goes the Weasel, Te Aroha and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. See the Kids section of the Library's website for details of existing sessions at Island Bay, Central Library, Johnsonville Library, Karori Library, and Ruth Gotlieb Library in Kilbirnie.