Forster Library will again be holding their weekly sessions of Tiny Turtles, Turtle Toddlers and Turtletime, for the Under 5 set!
TINY TURTLES TEN MINUTES A DAY PROGRAM
Participants New Born - 1 year. Parents in attendance. Older siblings welcome.
This program is designed to encourage new parents to sing action songs, rhymes and read stories to their babies. The program provides social interaction for parents and babies. The skills of language, sound and movement are encouraged and developed. The baby's concentration levels begin to develop as they discover new sounds, words, pictures and have loads of fun with other babies. The parents or babies are offered a musical hand held instrument and are encouraged to move or sing along. This is a perfect social setting for the new additions to the world. The babies respond beautifully and this provides a relaxed environment for both baby and parent to meet and socialise with others.
Tiny Turtle sessions are held every Thursday @ Forster - 10.00 am
Participants 1 - 3 years of age. Parents in attendance.
This program is designed to ready children for storytime by starting each session with a simple story, parents are encouraged to sit with baby and follow the story together. Action songs and group games for the curious, mobile babies will follow. The program will finish with a simple activity such as colouring in when children can learn how to hold their pencils.
Turtle Toddler sessions are held every Thursday @ Forster - 10.30 am
Participants 2 years - 5 years. Parents in attendance.
This program is designed to develop the love of reading. Being read to, understanding and learning about life, feelings, and the environment, situations in life and problem solving methods are all skills that are subtly introduced to children during storytelling sessions. Craft activities which relate to the stories being read reinforces the meaning of the story and the child's understanding and interpretation of it. The craft activities assists in developing motor skills, co-ordination and function. These sessions provide an opportunity for social interaction with other children, thereby creating joyful experiences that will become treasured memories. Connecting the magic of print, language and general knowledge will ultimately provide the skills to read. If a child can comprehend, concentrate and understand, reading will come almost automatically. Having these skills prior to school will make learning effortless and truly enjoyable.
Turtletime sessions are held every Wednesday @ Forster - 10.30 am
All sessions are free of charge and no bookings are required... just turn up and have some fun!