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Toddler Time and Wriggle and Rhyme

Library sessions to help babies and toddlers develop an early love of language and build a firm foundation for learning to read. 

Toddler Time 

Toddler Time are fun and interactive drop-in sessions where parents and carers can share a mix of stories, rhymes and songs with their children. Sessions may also include a creative book-related activity. Although aimed at children under 5 years old, all children are welcome to attend.

Wriggle and Rhyme 

Wriggle and Rhyme are free 30-minute interactive sessions for babies, toddlers under 2 years old and their parents or carers, with lots of noisy fun and instruments to shake and rattle. 

Sessions are based around sharing nursery rhymes, action songs, musical instruments and board books. Singing rhymes with your baby can help with their speech development. 

Story Time Tribe

Christchurch Library is offering Story Time Tribe - a story and craft activity for children over 2 years old. This activity must be booked in advance. It takes place on Tuesdays, from 10:15am to 10:45am. 

Stay and Play

Springbourne and Boscombe libraries have Stay & Play sessions where children can play with some fantastic toys borrowed from our local toy libraries or donated by members of the community!

Group play teaches children how to communicate and share and it can greatly help a child’s personal and social development. It also provides a great opportunity for parents and carers to meet and chat.

There is no need to attend the whole session so you can just drop in for any time that suits you. Aimed at under 5s but all are welcome.

Current Wriggle and Rhyme and Toddler Times

Some libraries are running Wriggle & Rhyme and Toddler Time sessions, due to COVID-19 restrictions, please check in your local branch for booking details before you attend.

Wriggle and Rhyme
DayTimeLibrary
Monday

10:30am to 11am

Canford Heath

Monday

10:15am to to 10:45am

Christchurch

Monday

10:00am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am

Creekmoor

Monday

10am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am

Kinson

Monday

10am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am

Pokesdown and Southbourne

Monday

10am to 10:30am

Springbourne

Tuesday

9:30am to 10am

Poole Library

Tuesday

10:45am to 11:15am

Broadstone

Tuesday

10:30am to 11am and 11:30am to midday

Creekmoor

Tuesday

10:30am to 11am

Rossmore

Tuesday

10.30am to 11am

Bournemouth

Tuesday

10am to 10:30am

Westbourne

Tuesday

10am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 11am

West Howe

Tuesday

11am to 11:30am

Parkstone

Tuesday

11am to 11:30am

Branksome

Wednesday

10:30am to 11am

Hamworthy

Wednesday

10:30am to 11am

Oakdale

Thursday

10am to 10:30am

Boscombe

Thursday

10am to 10:30am

Charminster

Thursday

10am to 10:30am

Highcliffe

Thursday

10am to 10:30am

Parkstone

Friday

10:15am to 10:45am

Christchurch

Friday

10:45am to 11:15am

Broadstone

Friday

10:30am to 11am

Canford Heath

Friday

10:30am to 11am

Rossmore

Friday

10am to 10:30am

Tuckton

Friday

10am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am

Winton

Saturday 10am to 10:30am Tuckton
Saturday 10am to 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month Pokesdown and Southbourne
Toddler Time
DayTimeLibrary
Monday

2:15pm to 2:45pm

Oakdale

Tuesday

10am to 10:30am

Parkstone

Tuesday

10:15am to 10:45am

Pokesdown and Southbourne

Tuesday

2pm to 2:30pm

Charminster

Wednesday

10am to 10:30am

Branksome Library

Thursday

9:30am to 10am

Poole Library

Thursday

10:30am to 11am

Kinson

Thursday

11:30am to midday

Ensbury Park

Thursday

10:30am to 11am

West Howe

Thursday

2:15pm to 2:45pm

Winton

Friday

10am to 10:30am

Boscombe

Friday

10am to 10:30am

Bournemouth

Friday

11am to 11:30am

Highcliffe

Friday

10am to 10:30am

Westbourne Library

Stay & Play
DayTimeLibrary
Tuesday

10:30am to midday

Springbourne

Wednesday

10am to midday

Boscombe

Saturday

 9:30am to 1pm on the second Saturday of the month

 Pokesdown and Southbourne