Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Kōrero programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes for children aged 2 and over. Meet others in our community when you and your pre-schooler join us for a fun variety of stories, songs and rhymes which foster children’s literacy. All whānau and caregivers welcome. Check the calendar to see what sessions are on at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Kōrero pukapuka, pūoru, korikori.
Wā Pēpi: Babytimes is for babies and under-2s.

Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant, written and read by Gavin Bishop

Hear Gavin Bishop read his legendary Christchurch book Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant in the Edmonds Factory Gardens.
Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant, written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop. Published by Oxford University Press, New Zealand 1981. Reprinted as a NZ Classic by Random House NZ Ltd 2007.

Books Alive: Kōwhai and the Giants by Kate Parker, read by Amy

Amy reads picture book Kōwhai and the Giants written and illustrated by Kate Parker, winner of the Picture Book Award and Best First Book Award at the New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards 2021.

Everyone Counts by Kathryn Otoshi, read by Elisabeth

Elisabeth reads One by Kathryn Otoshi, a story with a focus on anti-bullying and being an Upstander, with an introduction by the author.

Faitauga Tusi: Samoan Storytimes in Samoan and English, with Tiresa

Learn the Samoan alphabet and sing a favourite song!

Hello World by Paul Beavis, read by Amy

Amy is reading Hello World, written and illustrated by Paul Beavis. Published by Gecko Press.

Mrs Mo's Monster by Paul Beavis, read by Emily

Emily is reading Mrs Mo’s Monster, written and illustrated by Paul Beavis. Published by Gecko Press.

Niue Language Week story and song with Malo

Super Felix by Phoebe Morris, read by Bronwen

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

Story Box Library

Story Box Library is the best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. A fantastic literary resource for pre-school through to upper primary-aged children, a range of actors, sportspeople, authors, illustrators and more share their unique voices in an ever-growing library. It's Storytime, anytime!

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. It's storytime, anytime!

eAudiobooks

Listen to stories read aloud with BorrowBox and Libby / Overdrive.

Crafts

Enjoy crafts with your tamariki.

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Check the calendar to see what sessions are on at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

2021 times

Some sessions are only on during term-time, but others take place in the holidays. Check our events calendar for details.

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