Preschoolers’ events and programmes – Ngā hōtaka kōhungahunga

Babytimes / Wā Pēpi and Storytimes / Wā Kōrero 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.


Babytimes  / Wā Pēpi

Babytimes programmes are especially suitable for under two year olds. See our list of Babytimes.

Can’t make it to Babytimes this week? Why not try Baby Rhymes at home?

Storytimes / Wā Kōrero

Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes for children over two years old. See our list of Storytimes. There are Super Saturday Storytimes at Shirley Library and Upper Riccarton Library.

Preschool Outreach

Can't make it to our preschool sessions? Contact our Preschool Outreach team who may be able to visit your group or preschool.

Ready, Tap, Read for preschoolers

Experience playing and learning together in an exciting technological environment at our Learning Centres. Suitable for children aged four years, with parent/caregiver. We also offer digital storytelling sessions for educators.

Find out more about Ready, Tap, Read for preschoolers.

Learning parties / He Whakangahau Kōrero

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.