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3-5 years

Dive into reading with your young children.

Preschool Storytime

5 great reasons to bring your child to Pre-School Storytime

  • Introduce new songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes that can be enjoyed at home.
  • Develop listening, imagination and language skills.
  • Make new friends and learn to participate in fun activities.
  • Provide an introduction to a great range of books.
  • Encourage life long learning of books and libraries.

To view our session times visit our Weekly Storytimes page.

 

Great Online Resources for Children

Tumble Books

Tumble Books offer interactive picture and chapter books that you can read, or have read to you.  There are games and puzzles to accompany many stories.  Suitable for children in Prep to Grade 6.

Story Box Library

Don't feel like reading?  Then watch your favourite Australian storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians and actors - share their favourite stories.

  

Recommended reading

Picture Books

Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox

The bad-tempered ladybird by Eric Carle

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Can we lick the spoon now? by Carol Goess

The terrible plop by Ursula Dubosarsky

The cat in the hat by Dr Seuss

We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen

Wombat stew by Marcia K Vaughan

There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake by Hazel Edwards

Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak

Diary of a wombat by Jackie French

  

Picture Book Series

Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd

Mr McGee by Pamela Allen

Maisy by Lucy Cousins

Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child

 

Reading Tips

  • Read aloud everywhere you go.
  • Be prepared to read their favourite stories over and over again
  • If they are mad about dinosaurs, read books about dinosaurs
  • Encourage your child to join in by pointing out pictures, lifting the flaps and touching the shapes.
  • Move your fingers under the words as you read.  This will teach your child that you read from top to bottom and left to right.
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