Reading to babies introduces them to letters, colours, numbers, and shapes. Babies love looking at the pictures and enjoy listening to the rhythm of the storyteller's voice.
Studies show that babies who are read to develop bigger vocabularies and better cognitive skills.
Reading together strengthens the bond between baby and reader.
Parents and carers can enjoy knee bouncing, finger rhymes and nursery rhymes with babies along to nursery rhymes including:
- Incy Wincy Spider
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- I’m a Little Teapot
- Two Little Dicky Birds
A changing area is available.
Where and when
- Wednesdays - 10.30am to 11am at Chatham Community Hub
- Wednesdays and Fridays - 10.45am to 11.15am at Gillingham Community Hub
- Fridays - 10.30am to 11am at Hoo Library
- Mondays - 10am to 10.30am at Lordswood Library
- Thursdays - 10.30am to 11am at Luton Library
- Thursdays - 11am to 11.30am at Rainham Library
- Mondays and Fridays - 10.45am to 11.15am at Rochester Community Hub
- Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10.30am to 11am at Strood Community Hub
- Fridays - 10.30am to 11am at Twydall Community Hub
- Mondays - 10.30am to 11am at Walderslade Hook Meadow Library
- Tuesdays - 10.15am to 10.45am at Walderslade Village Library
- Fridays - 11am to 11.30am at Wigmore Community Hub.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, events for baby bounce and rhyme at Hempstead have been postponed. We will update this page when the events return.