Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Language Headstart for Babies

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Language Headstart for Babies

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GET your baby bouncing along to some fun tunes at your local library.

Whether it be nursery rhymes, twinkle twinkle or a bit of the Wiggles a the little ones are sure to get moving.

The free lap sit program is encouraging mums, dads, grandparents and carers to head down to their local library for a fun bonding experience with their little one.

Young people's librarian Sue Norris said it was a great chance for parents and carers to get out of the house and socialise.

aThere's no commitment and you don't have to book. All you have to do is network and have a chat. We have a lot of fun,a she said.

The program is designed for young ones aged four months to 24 months a older siblings are welcome to come along and can baby bounce their favourite toy.

aWe sing a lot of traditional songs like nursery rhymes and it's good for their (the babies') pre-literacy skills, it's good for vocals and their grasp on the rhythm and rhyme of language,a she said. …

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