Published: 28 January 2019
Interactive sessions for babies and parents
Did you know that all of Surrey's libraries hold regular Pebble the Penguin Rhymetimes? These fun, free, noisy sessions are ideal for babies and toddlers to enjoy with their parents or carers.
Library staff and volunteers lead everyone in singing or reciting all sorts of rhymes and songs, most with plenty of actions to get little ones involved. Rhymetimes have been shown to help children with their language development, learn new vocabulary and improve communication skills through listening to and repeating rhymes. It's also great for new parents who may be feeling isolated at home with a new baby, giving them a chance to meet new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
It's free to join the library and there is a wide choice of books for you to borrow, ranging from picture books for little ones to parenting books, quick reads and bestsellers for adults.
The little ones can have their own Pebble library card from birth with the benefit of being able to reserve books free of charge. Children under five can also take part in Pebble's Reading Adventure, where they can get an award.
Pebble Rhymetimes are very popular so you may need to book in advance. For more details visit Rhymetimes webpage.
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