Rhyme Time returns after break
THERE were itsy bitsy spiders and twinkling little stars aplenty at Australind Library’s first Rhyme Time on Tuesday, February 6.
Having taken a short break for the holidays, Rhyme Time leader Sugi Kossen took the first session of the year for a larger-than-usual audience of little ones and their parents and grandparents.
“We had a very good crowd,” Mrs Kossen said.
“I think they’ve been waiting for us to start up again.”
Mrs Kossen said the rhyming sessions, held at the library every Tuesday and Thursday, are aimed at helping kids with their motor skills and provides a space for the grown-ups to interact as well.
“Rhyming is very important for brain development, learning phonics and the songs we sing have interactive movements which help with gross motor skills,” Mrs Kossen said.
“Afterwards, we also have craft and colouring-in areas for the children, which helps their fine motor-skills and lets the adults have a chat together too.”
Ethan, 2, and Tara Powell, of Australind, have fun at the library.
Juanita and Olivia Goodlich, 11 months, of Treendale, are back at the library for Olivia's favourite session.
AJ, 3, Angela and Mia Whitcher, 6 months, of Australind.
Citra and Nathan Niramaya, 2, of Treendale, enjoy some colouring-in fun after the rhyming group.
Lina and Ariana King, 1, of Kingston, and Olivia Stewart and Ella Brooks, 16 months, of Roelands, get ready to do some drawing.
Suchitra and Devin, 5 months, Jones, of Australind, clap along to the well-known songs.
Tegan and Amber Whitehurst, 4 months, of Australind, watch the older kids dance along to the rhymes.
Kelly Gobey and Allessandra Fiorenza, 2, of Australind, join in the song and dance.
Rhyme Time leader Sugi Kossen sings Happy Birthday to Alexander Leyshon, 3, of Australind.
Leah Scott, of Australind, has to hold back her son Jarra, 6 months, who cannot wait to start dancing.