Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes encourage learning through a love of reading with stories, rhymes, music and play. During each session we share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities.
New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 from midday Wednesday 12 August. The alert level change applies, at this stage, until midnight on Friday 14 August. Please check the events calendar to see if the session you want to attend is on.
Wā Pēpi: Babytimes programmes are especially suitable for under two year olds. See our list of Wā Pēpi: Babytimes.
Can’t make it to Wā Pēpi: Babytimes this week? Try Baby Rhymes at home.
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes for children over two years old. See our list of Wā Kōrero: Storytimes.
- There are Super Saturday Storytimes at Upper Riccarton Library.
- Regular Ngā Pakiwaitara: Bilingual Storytimes (in English and te reo Māori) take place at Tūranga.
- There are Faitauga Tusi: Samoan Storytimes (English and Samoan) at Tūranga on the last Saturday of the month from 10.30am.
- There are Bilingual English and Mandarin storytimes at Tūranga on the third Saturday of every month from 10.30am.
Book now for a free, fun interactive storytime, designed for children, ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or have multisensory needs.These free sessions include stories, songs, movement and play in a smaller setting and is limited to 8 children.Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and bookings are essential.
Phone 9417923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Sensory Storytimes will take place at Ngā Purapura / Activity Room, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.
See our list of Sensory Storytimes.
Can't make it to our preschool sessions? Contact our Preschool Outreach team who may be able to visit your group or preschool.
Learning parties complement our Ready for Reading packs that are given to all children at four. Whether you are a parent or an early childhood group or centre we can arrange for our Outreach librarian to come and host a learning party. We will present stories and Ready for reading packs to the children and teach you how to play fun games together that encourage early literacy skills - with balloons, stickers and stamps for extra fun. Find out more about Learning parties.
Other music sessions for preschoolers lists play groups utilising music from CINCH.