Early Years Programs

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These programs are designed to support the literacy development for infants, toddlers and young children up to five years old. 

Bookings are not required, drop into any of our sessions. Early year sessions run during the school term.

  

Find a session that suits you

Babies Love Books (newborns to 8 months)

Discover the joys and benefits of reading with your bub.

Attend a session below and discover the resources, programs and events available to help and enhance this exciting stage of your journey with your baby. You will receive a free book-bag, learn some simple ways to harness your baby's love of literacy and life-long learning and connect with other local parents and carers.

We can't wait to meet you and your little one!

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Baby Time (ages 0 to 12 months)

Join us for a gentle and engaging session of songs, rhymes, stories, and literacy tips to nurture baby’s early language development and love of books and reading.

These 30 minute sessions take place Monday to Friday during school terms.

Suitable for babies aged 0-12 months. BYO blanket for bub.

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Toddler Time (ages 12 to 24 months)

Life when you’re a toddler is just too fun to sit still! These active literacy sessions are specially designed for little people who like to move. Toddler Time will introduce language and literacy elements, through story-telling, music, movement and rhyme.

These 20 minute sessions take place Monday to Friday during school terms.
Toddler Time is suitable for babies aged 12 to 24 months.

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Story Time (ages 1 to 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes that will take you on adventures, exploring the seasons, animals, world around us and much, much more. In 2023 we are enriching our Story Times with different themes to further engage children in their literacy experience.

Movement: children will be exploring literacy through movement.  They will be encouraged to use their bodies to tell stories, learn rhymes and express themselves. 

Music: Story Time has never sounded so good! Join Rockin’ Russell for music, singing, percussion and jam along with your own musical instruments.

Play based: children will have the opportunity to take part in play-based activities centred on the topic of the week, enhancing their learning through fun, hands-on activities.

Story Time in the park: enjoy an afternoon outdoors at Paine Street Reserve, Newport. Under the shade of the big tree there will be stories, songs and rhymes for everyone to join in together. If the weather is wet, the program will be moved indoors to the Newport Community Hub.

These 30 minute sessions take place across all branches, Monday to Friday during school terms.

Storytime is suitable for children aged 1 to 5 years.

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