Try to create a time for reading together with your child every day. Storytime can be any time of the day for you at home and it's a wonderful way to create quality one-on-one time.
We have a great range of books that you can read as a family from ages 0 and up.
When men read, it’s a different story
We are on a mission to get more dads, grandads, uncles, brothers and family friends spending time reading with kids. Research shows that for a child aged 24 months, 59% of mums read to their kids daily, while only 26% of dads do. Yet research also shows that kids who were read to by their dad at age two, would have better language skills by aged four – and the benefits increase further as they get older!
That’s generally because of the different way that men read to kids. Dads bring their own style to book reading and that’s what makes their reading so impactful. The silly chats about the characters (non-immediate talk), linking to past or present real-life examples (sequencing skills), plus those crazy voices (engagement strategies), not only thrill kids, it also helps improve their cognitive language skill outcomes. So grab a kids book and start reading today!
Books and stories spark your child's imagination, stimulate curiosity and support brain development. We a great range of books that you can read with your little ones, so make the library part of your routine.
Board books are ideal for babies from birth to 3 years. These books typically have bright, colourful illustrations with just a few words on each page. They are durable and introduce babies and toddlers to concepts such as colours, shapes, people and places.
Picture books are ideal for children from 3 to 7 years, these illustrated books engage children with songs, sounds, rhyme and short sentences.
You can download picture books to read with your child anytime, anywhere. Download a picture book to your device to take with you when you are out and about or on a holiday. You can read yourself or choose titles that your little one can read along with. Find out how to connect with us from home.
Story Box Library
If you and your littlies aren’t able to attend our storytimes at libraries, take a look at Story Box Library. Watch stories read aloud by favourite storytellers, authors, illustrators, sports people and more. Access is free with your library card and pin.