Wriggle & Rhyme
** AWARD WINNING ** Free Wriggle & Rhyme, Active Movement for Early Learning sessions at your local library during the school term! Active Movement is a SPARC (Sport and Recreation NZ) initiative which aims to provide positive movement experiences to stimulate development of both the brain and the body. Each session will be based on the Active Movement set of 14 activity guides using a range of music and movement. Libraries are working with the Auckland Council and Regional Sports Trust to provide Wriggle & Rhyme sessions across the greater Auckland region with the focus mainly for babies from birth to two years.
Movement is a child’s first language, so it is important to provide babies with whole body movements’ right from birth. Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in these free weekly sessions at their local library, where they can also learn skills to put into practice at home. While the activities are generally for babies, older pre-schoolers are also welcome to attend Wriggle & Rhyme sessions, and will benefit too.
54 community libraries are taking part in the Wriggle & Rhyme programmes across the greater Auckland region. In addition to the regular sessions, some libraries run special sessions once a term (e.g. Dad’s day or Wriggle and Rhyme in Chinese). Ask at your library.
For a Wriggle and Rhyme programme near you please click here: http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/wriggleandrhyme.aspx
For more information on Wriggle & Rhyme, Active Movement for Early Learning, visit your local library.