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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 under-5s, all children are welcome to attend.

Wriggle and Rhyme 

Wriggle and Rhyme are free 30-minute interactive sessions for babies, toddlers under 2 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 & 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 & 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.

Wearing a face-covering is advised.

Wriggle and Rhyme
DayTimeLibrary
Monday

10:30am to 11am

10:15am to to 10:45am

10:30am to 11am and 11:30am to 12pm

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

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

10:30am to 11am

Canford Heath

Christchurch

Creekmoor

Kinson

Pokesdown and Southbourne

Springbourne

Tuesday

10:45am to 11:15am

10:30am to 11am

10:30am to 11am

10.30am to 11am

10am to 10:30am

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

11am to 11:30am

11am to 11:30am

11:30am to 12 midday

Broadstone

Creekmoor

Rossmore

Bournemouth

Westbourne

West Howe

Parkstone

Branksome

Creekmoor

Wednesday

10:30am to 11am

10:30am to 11am

Hamworthy

Oakdale (11.30 to noon session
no longer running as of July 27)

Thursday

10am to 10:30am

10am to 10:30am

10am to 10:30am

10am to 10:30am

Boscombe

Charminster

Highcliffe

Parkstone

Friday

10:15am to 10:45am

10:45am to 11:15am

10:30am to 11am

10:30am to 11am

10am to 10:30am

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

Christchurch

Broadstone

Canford Heath

Rossmore

Tuckton

Winton

Saturday 10am to 10:30am Tuckton
Toddler Time
DayTimeLibrary
Tuesday

10am to 10:30am

2pm to 2:30pm

Parkstone

Charminster

Thursday

10:30am to 11 am

10:30am to 11am

2:15pm to 2:45pm

Kinson

West Howe

Winton

Friday

10am to 10:30am

10am to 10:30am

11am to 11:30am

Boscombe

Bournemouth

Highcliffe

Stay & Play
DayTimeLibrary
Tuesday

10:30am to 12pm

Springbourne

Wednesday

10am to 12pm

Boscombe