Page last updated 27 February 2014

Rhymetimes for under 5s 

"My child has a great time at rhymetime. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the cheery children's part of the library. I think it is great that this is provided for our children for free. Thank you!"

When are Rhymetimes held at my local library?

Rhymetimes are held at every library in the county.

What are Rhymetimes?

Sessions last between 20 minutes and half an hour. They are friendly, informal sessions where you can join in with action nursery rhymes and songs.

  • Rhymetimes are a good for helping with your child's language development.
  • By using simple musical instruments and performing action songs babies develop language and rhythm.
  • They are an opportunity for you to learn some new rhymes to share at home with your child.

Bounce and Rhyme and Toddle Time

Some libraries have separate Bounce and Rhyme and Toddle Time sessions.

  • Bounce and Rhyme sessions are aimed at babies and non-walkers. It is a gentle, supportive and fun first activity which introduces nursery rhymes and songs to parents to interact with their baby.
  • Toddle Time sessions are aimed at children who are confident walkers. They are fun activities that combine action songs and rhymes in an active way, as well as introducing stories and books.

For more information about these sessions please contact your local library.

Join the Chatterbox Challenge

I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge is an annual fundraising activity for nurseries, children's groups, parents and childminders.

Children aged 0-5 have fantastic fun and develop their communication skills by singing songs and rhymes to raise money for children who struggle with their speech and language.

To find out more visit the Chatterbox Challenge website.

Watch a short video of a Rhymetime session

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