06 April 2011

Giggle & Wiggle starts soon

We are excited to announce that regular Giggle & Wiggle sessions start at the ACT Public Library from the week beginning 2 May.

Giggle & Wiggle is a special program for babies and toddlers aged 0-2 years. It is about learning through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories. It supports children's development and basic literacy skills and teaches parents and carers fun, simple and practical ways to teach literacy and numeracy.

Giggle and Wiggle sessions last for about half and hour and parents and carers are more than welcome to stay to use the space, catch up with friends, and browse the library. See below for times and locations of our regular Giggle & Wiggle sessions.
 
  • Monday 10.30 am @ Gungahlin library
  • Tuesday 10.30 am @ Dickson library
  • Thursday 10.30 am @ Erindale library
  • Friday 10.30 am @ Woden library
  • Friday 1.30 pm @ Kippax library
 
Giggle & Wiggle is different from Story Time, which is targeted at children who are 3-5 years of age. This is because the needs of these two age groups are very different.

 Giggle & Wiggle involves a lot of repetition, which is an important way for babies and toddlers to learn.  Parents and babies get the most out of the program by actively participating through singing along and responding to questions.The repetition becomes enjoyable as everyone learns together.

If you like what you see at Giggle & Wiggle, remember that the rhymes and activites are easy for you to do at home. We look forward to seeing you there!