New Baby Rock & Rhyme session at the Central Library

BRR_logoDue to demand, Wellington Central Library will trial an extra weekly session of the popular Baby Rock & Rhyme programme starting on April 23rd. Perfect for babies and toddlers under the age of 2, Baby Rock & Rhyme is a great way to interact with your young one through stories, movement, and music with the aim of getting them ready for developing early literacy skills.

The Central Library’s weekly Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions will be on Wednesday at 9.30am and Thursday at 2pm (new trial session). This is a free programme, and bookings are not required. You can find the session schedule at the Children’s Events webpage.

Festival of Education Saturday 29th March

This weekend is the Wellington edition of the Festival of Education, which coincides with the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. The festival is spread across the TSB Arena, Shed 6 and Frank Kitts park, Saturday 29th March from 8.30am.

The Festival is a day of courses, workshops, stalls and seminars that focus on education in all its forms, at all levels. There will be lots to do and explore, and new technology to try out. Find out about what’s happening in the future of education and schools, and listen to world-class speakers. There is family fun too with read aloud sessions, dance workshops, performances and more. Wellington City Libraries will be on the feature stage at 10am with our librarians performing one of our popular Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions, and again at 12pm with a children’s storytime -bring the kids!

Check out the programme of events for information.

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Baby Rock & Rhyme now on iTunes

Wellington City Libraries - Baby Rock & Rhyme: 33 Traditional Rhymes and SongsThe Baby Rock & Rhyme album recorded by Wellington City Library staff – with special guests Capital City Pre-school – to accompany our popular Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions has proven itself such a hit that we’ve now made it available on iTunes. 33 traditional rhymes and songs to enjoy with your baby at home, or on those long summer road-trips. Simply click on the cover image to purchase. Physical copies are still available to buy or issue in the library.

Baby Rock & Rhyme is a way for parents and carers to interact with their babies through rhymes, finger-plays and stories delivered by experienced presenters. It’s a great opportunity to have fun, socialise and spend quality ‘one-on-one’ time with your tot. These free, weekly interactive sessions are available at the following branches; Karori, Miramar, Island Bay, Central, Cummings Park, Johnsonville, Kilbirnie and Tawa.

Have fun with Baby Rock & Rhyme!

This new CD is a great Christmas gift for the young ones in your family, with its quality production of 33 songs to share with babies and children under 5. It includes traditional songs, nursery rhymes and waiata – all your favourites.  It was recorded and produced by Wellington City Libraries and features the musical talents of library staff along with some very special guest singers from Capital City Pre-school.

The CD is now available for sale for $15 at all our libraries. Stocks are limited so get in quick!