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, bath time, or when you’re stuck in the car.
Talk, sing, read, write, & play every day
Pram Jams sessions are free. Sessions are weekly and last approximately 20-30 minutes.
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Ages: 0-2 years old
Bookings required: No
Locations, days & times:
- Coolbellup Library – Mondays – 10am (Except school holidays)
- Spearwood Library – Thursdays – 10:30am (Except school holidays)
- Success Library – Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10am (Except school holidays)
Tell me more about Pram Jams
Pram Jams is designed for adults 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, as well as older siblings.
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 a Pram Jams for the first time:
Before Pram Jams:
- Arrive with plenty of time for the session. Read your child a book or two while you’re waiting.
During Pram Jams:
- 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:
- Browse for a while and borrow some books from our board books, audiobooks, and adult collection. If you would like help, ask staff for recommendations.
- Catch up and chat with other parents and friends afterwards – it’s a social experience, for both you and your child.