Reading to children introduces them to different types of language, rhythms and sounds. It builds their vocabulary, helps to develop their listening skills, and teaches them about subjects that might not come up in everyday conversation.
Studies shows that pre-school children exposed to books tend to do better at school and develop a love of reading for pleasure.
Medway Libraries offers free interactive storytime sessions for children that include a range of stories and rhymes. Some libraries offer craft activities too.
Where and when
Fun sessions for pre-schooler's that include stories and rhymes
- Rainham - Tuesday, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
- Twydall - Tuesday, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
- Walderslade Hook Meadow - Wednesday, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
- Walderslade Village - Friday, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Inspiring after school storytime for three to eight-year-olds