BY THE POOL: South Burnett librarian, Kelly Grevell reads 'Boo's adventures at the pool' during story time at the Kingaroy Pool.
BY THE POOL: South Burnett librarian, Kelly Grevell reads 'Boo's adventures at the pool' during story time at the Kingaroy Pool. Matt Collins

Librarians take reading to new extremes

LIBRARIANS took reading to all new watery depths this week as part of their Story Time sessions.

On Wednesday November 21, Kingaroy librarians entertained mums, dads and eager children as part of the Water Safety Story Time event.

The passionate librarians read water safety books from the Kids Alive, Do the Five team and gave away free water safety packs to grateful families.

The South Burnett libraries host Story Time events right across the region featuring stories, rhymes and songs to enhance language development for children ages from two to five years.

The first half of all sessions comprise of stories and songs with the second half an interactive activity.

Over 20 parents and their children sat by the side of the Kingaroy pool deeply immersed in the engaging stories before all enjoying a quick dip in the cool water.

First 5 Forever Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions assist and promote parents as their child's first and most important teacher.

Up to 90 per cent of a child's brain development happens in the first five years.

The more parents talk, read, sing and play with their child, the more their brain responds.

First 5 Forever Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions take place regularly across the region.

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