Libraries are a great place to get your little ones enthused about books and reading from an early age. Many local centres hold Story & Rhyme Times for 2 years plus and also Baby Ryhme times for toddlers under 2.
There are also a few Toy Libraries dotted around - a great way to see if your tot will really like a toy before you decide to buy it!
If you are looking for something a little more messy there are lots of messy play sessions for toddlers - all the fun without the mess at home!
Book Start is a national programme designed to get your children interested in books at an early age make sure your child doesn't miss out.
Here's what they say:
'Sharing books with your child is a wonderful, fun way to build a loving relationship, increase their language skills and help them have a lifelong love of books. It will also give them a headstart when starting school.
The FREE Bookstart packs are available for babies aged 6-12 months, toddlers aged 18-35 months and for nursery children aged 3-4 years. Each pack contains two specially selected books, information and advice about sharing books with the specific age group, and an invitation for your child to join the library. These packs are also available in a number of community languages.
Special Bookstart packs are available for children aged 0-4 with special needs: Booktouch for children with a visual impairment and Bookshine for children with a hearing impairment.
Your Hertfordshire Bookstart Development Officer can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org''
Local Group Activities
Art Explorers provides fun-packed art and craft classes for children aged 8 months to 5 years. They are believers that creative exploration is fundamental to early year’s development. At Art Explorers they encourage children to experiment and investigate using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Each child...
Especially Suitable For:
Babies, Crawlers, Toddlers, Runners