Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Kōrero programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes for children aged 2 and over. Wā Pēpi: Babytimes is for babies and under-2s. Kōrero pukapuka, pūoru, korikori.

Are you missing Wā Kōrero? We are missing you! Our librarians bring you Digital Storytimes from lockdown. See all the Storytimes on our YouTube Playlist.

Bilingual Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero

Ngā Pakiwaitara Bilingual Storytimes with Rochelle from Māori Library Services: Te pāmu o koro Meketānara

Rochelle is reading Te pāmu o koro Meketānara, written and illustrated by Donovan Bixley, published by Hachette New Zealand

Faitauga Tusi - Samoan Storytimes in Samoan and English, with Tiresa from Tūranga

Learn the Samoan alphabet and sing a favourite song!

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero in Chinese and English, with Emily from Tūranga: Have you seen elephant?

Emily is reading Have You Seen Elephant? Written and Illustrated by David Barrow and published by Gecko Press

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero

Digital Storytime - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Amy is reading The squirrels who squabbled written and Illustrated by Rachel Bright and Jim Field and published by Orchard Books

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: Shhh! Little Mouse

Amy is reading Shhh! Little Mouse written and Illustrated by Pamela Allen and published by Penguin New Zealand

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: Hello, World

Amy is reading Hello World written and Illustrated by Paul Beavis and published by Gecko Press

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Emily from Tūranga: Mrs Mo's Monster

Emily is reading Mrs Mo's Monster, written and Illustrated by Paul Beavis and published by Gecko Press

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Nameeta from Upper Riccarton Library: Little Kiwi and the noisy morning

Nameeta is reading Little Kiwi and the Noisy Morning written and illustrated by Bob Darroch and published by Penguin Group New Zealand.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Bronwen from Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre: Super Felix

Bronwen is reading Super Felix - written, illustrated and published by Phoebe Morris

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Bronwen from Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre: Where's My Teddy?

Bronwen is reading Where's My Teddy? written and illustrated by Jez Alborough and published by Walker Books

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Rachel from Spreydon Library: There's no such thing

Rachel is reading There's No Such Thing written and illustrated by Heidi McKinnon and published by Allen and Unwin.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Emma from Shirley Library: This Dinosaur is so BIG!

Emma is reading This Dinosaur is so BIG! written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Ladybird Books Ltd - A Penguin Company

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Emma from Shirley Library: Scarface Claw

Emma is reading Scarface Claw, written and illustrated by Lynley Dodd and published by Penguin Group

Digital Storytimes Wā Kōrero with Lindsey from Lyttelton Library: Sailor Bear

Lindsey is reading Sailor Bear, written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Virginia Austin and published by Walker Books

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: Don't worry, Little Crab

Amy is reading Don't worry, Little Crab written and illustrated by Chris Haughton, published by Walker Books

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: Hop along Boo, it's time for bed

Amy is reading Hop along Boo, it's time for bed, illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe, with words by Mark Sperring. Published by Orchard Books, a division of Hachette.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Amy from Linwood Library: Far, far from home

Amy is reading Far, far from home written by Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Fifi Colston and published by Scholastic New Zealand.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Nameeta from Upper Riccarton Library: The fidgety itch

Nameeta is reading The Fidgety Itch written by Lucy Davey, illustrated by Katz Cowley and published by Scholastic New Zealand Limited.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Andrea from Hapori, Tūranga: Stanley's Teddy bear

Andrea is reading Stanley's Teddy Bear, Written and illustrated by Dave Gunson and published by Scholastic New Zealand.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Andrea from Hapori, Tūranga: The best-loved bear

Andrea is reading The Best-Loved Bear, written by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller and published by Scholastic New Zealand.

Digital Storytimes - Wā Kōrero with Lindsey from Lyttelton Library: Snow bears

Lindsey is reading Snow Bears written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies and published by Walker Books.

2020 times

Some sessions are only on during term-time, but others take place in the holidays.

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 library@ccc.govt.nz to book. Sensory Storytimes will take place at Ngā Purapura / Activity Room, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.

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