Little ones can enjoy self-guided imaginative playtime sessions at the Bundaberg Library every Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am throughout the month of May.
Each Saturday, First 5 Forever staff will create new play experiences for children aged six years and younger to explore along with their parents.
The initiative is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.
Bundaberg Regional Council Youth Services Librarian Jaala Beauchamp said the initiative allowed parents to engage with their children at different purpose-led play stations.
“Library staff came up with the idea of playtime at the library specifically because play is the way children learn,” she said.
“Staff wanted to create situations where children can engage with the adults in their life surrounded by a variety of play situations.”
Play stations will include anything from sensory experiences to dramatic, imaginative and constructive play.
“Parents can come in at any time and engage for as long as their child wants to,” Jaala said.
“It also provides an environment where they can network, meet other parents and caregivers and share modelled experience.”
Playtime @ the Library sessions are free to attend, with no bookings required.
Find out more about First 5 Forever program here.