Fun filled story time sessions return

February 9, 2024 BY

Not too serious: Presenter Ange Graystone hosts Storytime sessions outside on fine days. Photo: SUPPLIED

STORYTIME returns to Heathcote Library today and staff are looking forward to welcoming babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from 9.30am

“We’ve picked our stories, practiced our songs, and the bubble machine is ready to go!” said Elise Wright, co-ordinator of community-based services at Goldfields Library Corporation.

“Storytime will be held every Friday during school terms.

“The fun filled sessions are designed to nurture children’s listening, language, and learning skills through a delightful blend of stories, songs and rhymes.”

Staff at the library believe that regular visits to the library can significantly contribute to enhancing listening and learning abilities.

“Storytime brings parents, grandparents, carers and their children together in a fun and sometimes silly way,” said presenter Ange Graystone.

“It provides an opportunity to sing, dance, and enjoy stories together, all without being too serious.”

Participants are encouraged to borrow as many books as they like.

“It’s entirely free and we want to assure everyone that there are no overdue fines for children’s books,” said Ms Wright.

“The library is a welcoming, safe place with friendly staff and volunteers who are eager to make every visit enjoyable.

“Research underscores the positive impact of reading, singing, talking, and playing with children before they embark on their school journey.

“Daily reading sessions contribute to improved speech, reading and writing abilities.

“It can provide a head start for school and potential long-term benefits such as better friendships, enhanced health and well-being, and increased income.

“We hope everyone who cares for young children will join us and create lasting memories at Heathcote Library Storytime.”