Baby friendly spaces can be hard to find, but did you know libraries are baby friendly? They are perfect places to take your baby to share the joy of books.
Sharing books with your baby is a perfect way to bond and one of my colleagues children's librarian Mandy Steel always said:
"A picture book is for two laps"
Cuddling up with a book at the library is a such a beneficial activity and you will be amazed at how quickly your baby will learn, how to turn the pages, how to point to the pictures and when they respond with a sound, when you read a well loved story, the feeling is priceless. You have to try it!
4 reasons why you should take your baby to the library today:
- Libraries are free to join, you can borrow up to 14 books for your baby and they can have their very own library ticket from birth.
- They are accessible to all, so are buggy friendly, Breastfeeding friendly and have baby changing facilities.
- Offering your baby a lifelong love of books is an investment in their future. You can give them a wide range of books and support them as their first and most enduring teacher.
- Libraries are a community and offer free story and baby activities where you can meet other parents.
Come along to http://www.theforumsouthend.co.uk/
The Forum is a fantastic shared space and offers free story and rhyme sessions for under 5's.
Come to Storyrhymes during half term on Wednesday 26th October at 9.30am-10am or 10.30-11am dress up and join in with my favourite spooky story at 10.30am in the shared space on the ground floor.
Take your baby to the library today, give them a headstart and a lifelong love of books