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Babies get a bounce from words and music

Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

Isabella Toigo was singing along to the “Wheels on the Bus (Go Round and Round)” with her mum Denika at the library yesterday.It was all great fun and it served an important purpose as well. Isabella Toigo was singing along to the “Wheels on the Bus (Go Round and Round)” with her mum Denika at the library yesterday.It was all great fun and it served an important purpose as well.

By Emily Roberts

A popular baby group has come along in leaps and bounds after a time change.

The Broken Hill City Library hosts a reading group for babies every Tuesday.

“Baby Bounce” runs at 9.30am and parents and babies take part in rhymes, songs and stories.

Library assistant Martina Schindler said the group had been going since September last year.

“We run term to term. We are only in our second term,” Mrs Schindler said.

“We recently changed the time to an earlier time as we thought we were running into nap times.

“It has kicked off really well.”

Mrs Schindler said the idea behind it was to introduce babies to books.

“We want to get babies from a young age,” she said.

“The kids are mesmerized and they get into the actions.

“It’s great because parents get to bond with their children.”

The library has also introduced toys after the group finishes.

“Parents started staying afterwards to have a chat, so we thought we would introduce some toys afterwards,” Mrs Schindler said.

“It’s turned into a bit of an unofficial parents’ group.”

Today the library will be holding a Mother’s Day morning tea at 10.30am.

In celebration of mothers and grandmothers, there will be a special themed Tea Party story-telling session along with games, story time and craft.

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