Preschoolers’ events and programmes: Ngā hōtaka kōhungahunga

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 1. Please check the events calendar to see if the event you want to attend is on.

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes

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.

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes for children over two years old. See our list of Wā Kōrero: Storytimes.

Sensory Storytimes

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 to book. Sensory Storytimes will take place at Ngā Purapura / Activity Room, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.
See our list of Sensory Storytimes.

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.

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.

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