Activities for pre-school children
We have a range of activities aimed at pre-school children at many of our libraries.
These activities are generally free. A small voluntary donation may be requested for those activities involving crafts (usually 50p).
There is generally no need to book but some sessions can get very busy and the library may need to introduce a booking system. It would be wise to check with the library before attending a session for the first time.
A range of stories suitable for children under 5. This is a fairly informal session - toddlers aren’t always good at sitting still and listening!
These sessions last for approximately 30 minutes (dependent on the number and ages of the children attending).
Accompanying adults should listen with their children and may sit with younger children on their laps.
Bounce and rhyme
This is an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce their babies and toddlers to the fun and enjoyment of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and simple percussion music.
Sessions last approximately 20 minutes and can get noisy.
Simple colouring, cutting and sticking to help children aged 2 to 5 develop manual dexterity, creativity and other pre-reading skills. As these activities involve scissors and glue, parental supervision is required.