Rhythm and Rhyme

Rhythm and Rhyme – Giving Children the Best Start

Rhythm and Rhyme introduces children aged 0-4 years old to nursery rhymes, actions and music interaction all in a library environment surrounded by colourful, stimulating books for children of all ages. Early childhood studies have shown that 90% of brain development occurs before a child reaches 5 years old so interaction, rhymes and reading to children from birth is vitally important.

During each 30 minute session, parents and carers interact with their children and this is crucial for the development of a child’s speech, language and literacy skills. The library member of staff will encourage and guide each parent to participate and this can also help parents and carers.

Rhythm and Rhyme benefits both the parent and the child:

Parent's benefits from Rhythm and RhymeChildren's benefits from Rhythm and Rhyme

To find your nearest Rhythm and Rhyme session you can either find your local libraries here or alternatively use the search function on the Rhythm and Rhyme events table to find the best option for you.

Libraries have started to organise Rhythm and Rhyme events on a Saturday now as well to help supporting working parents and carers.

It is really important that you book your place to attend so please call the library in advance.