This week's play theme: Books! Starting Thursday 16th Nov. Bring along your favourite book to share! There will be a collection a soft, board and picture story books to share with your babies and toddlers. Reading is fundamental to develop children's language. Children learn to identify sounds and patterns and recognise visual cues in books. Reading stories to children promotes bonding and helps build your relationship.

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Not sure where to start when buying books for your little ones? Lots of parenting blogs often release themed lists of kids books such as '25 Awesome Aussie Books for Kids'. It is also a great opportunity to re-visit some of your own favourite picture books from childhood. Pictures and Pages in Coburg or Readings Kids in Carlton has an amazing selection of books and an online store.

Joining your local Library is another way to expose little ones to a different selection of books without breaking the bank.

#Explore #Reading #Books #Literacy #Language #Bonding #Imagination #Important #Playgroup

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