Rhyme Time re­turns af­ter break

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

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.

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