Pram Jams at Cockburn Libraries

Pram Jams – It’s never too early for early literacy

Ages 0-2.
Pram Jams (often called Rhyme Time at other libraries) is for babies and their parents, grandparents or carers.  It’s noisy, fun, and a wonderful chance to learn some new songs for bedtime, bathtime, or when you’re stuck in the car. Pram Jams sessions are free and you don’t need to book – just come along! Sessions last approximately 20-30 minutes.

Coolbellup Library Pram Jams

Weekly:  Mondays at 10am
A great way to start the week, every Monday is Pram Jams day at Coolbellup Library.

Success Library Pram Jams

Twice weekly: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am
Success Library Pram Jams are so popular, we had to put it on twice.

Spearwood Library Pram Jams

Fortnightly: Thursdays at 10am (check calendar for dates)
Spearwood Library have increased the frequency of their sessions to fortnightly.

Note: No Pram Jams run during the school holidays.  Check the Library Event Calendar for exact dates

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Tell me more about Pram Jams

Pram Jams (some libraries call it Rhyme Time) is designed for parents (though, as well as dads and mums, we also love nannas, grandads, aunts, uncles, and babysitters) with new babies as well as toddlers (at this age the children take on a more active role with the movements and songs that are becoming familiar to them). All children, and their adults, are welcome from birth to two years.

The rhymes and songs are designed to expose children to new words, rhythm, melody, sounds, body awareness, counting and number awareness, world knowledge and, perhaps, most importantly, fun with language. We read books to encourage a love of language (since the language used in songs and rhymes differs structurally from that used in books) as well as encouraging a love for reading and books which we believe is incredibly important for everyone.

Some tips if you are heading along to Pram Jams for the first time

Before Pram Jams

  • Do – Arrive with plenty of time for the session. Read your child a book or two while you’re waiting.

During Pram Jams

  • Do – Join in with the session. Sit with your child and participate in the rhymes and songs. You can talk to other parents afterwards – Pram Jams is a great bonding experience to share with your child.

After Pram Jams

  • Do – Browse for a while and borrow some books from our board books, audiobooks, puppets and music collection. If you would like help, ask staff for recommendations.
  • Do – catch up and chat with other parents and friends afterwards – it’s a social experience, for both you and your child.

Lawley

Author: Lawley

Technology Coordinator for Cockburn Libraries.  Most recent reads: Gotham / Nick Earls — The Life and Death of Sophie Stark / Anna North — Universal Harvester / John Darnielle — The handmaid’s tale / Margaret Atwood.

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8 Comments

  1. Hello, I have 8 months old baby and I am interested in participating in pram jam along with my baby. Do I need to book prior or can I just walk in? Do you conduct this program every Wed and Thu?

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    • Lawley

      There is no need to book, just walk in. Pram Jams happens every Wednesday & Thursday at Success Library during school terms (during school holidays when we take a break).

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  2. Hi, it’s a shame that all the sessions are at the same time. A lot of kids tend to have a nap at this time and we haven’t been able to come for months due to this. It would be nice to have maybe one session at a different time (11am?) to accommodate for a vaster audience.

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    • I agree Ann! Here the same 🙁

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      • Jessica

        Hello Leila,
        Thank you for letting us know this is also an issue for you. We do try and organise our events so they are able to be accessed by a wide range of people in Cockburn. I will keep this in mind as we plan for the future.
        Kind regards,
        Jessica

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    • Jessica

      Hi Ann,
      During our most recent consultation with members about the times of our children’s events, this was the time that worked best for most. But we are always looking to make sure we are providing services that are going to reach the widest audience possible so I truly appreciate your comment. Thank you for letting us know, I will keep it in mind as we continue to review and plan for the future.
      Kind regards,
      Jessica

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      • Thanks Jessica for considering this issue. As Ann mentioned my baby too will be sleepy during those times as in the early morning she will be very playful mood, if its post 10 then it would be great atleast for one session in a week. Its indeed really fun for my baby and for me too. Hoping for new time session.

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        • Jessica

          Hello Shruthi,
          Thank you for passing on experience around Pram Jam times. It’s interesting and informative for us to know how babies and their active and sleeping times can differ so greatly.
          I’m very pleased you have enjoyed our sessions previously and thank you again for your information.
          Kind regards,
          Jessica

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