Library Activities for the Under 5s
Studies show that babies can enjoy and benefit greatly from exposure to books from a very early age.
Make sure your little one doesn’t miss out – it's never too soon to join the library so why not visit your local library today, fill in a membership form and set your child on the path to a lifelong love of books?
Each library has lots of board, pop-up and ‘touch and feel’ books specifically for sharing with babies and toddlers.
Visit our Events diary here
to find out when these events take place.
30 things to do before you're 3
PlayTalkRead has launched a list of ‘must do’s’ for 0-3 year olds to encourage mums and dads to have fun with their tots from day one. From jumping in puddles and bursting bubbles to pulling silly faces in the mirror and feeding the ducks in the park, it’s a big list of simple fun for little ones across the country to get under their belt before the early years are over. We have a large selection of pre-school books for you to interact with your children so get down to your local library today and tick no.15 off the list - Max out your library card! Click here to find your local library.
Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive, activity for parents, carers and children aged 3-5 years to enjoy together giving them the opportunity to enjoy physical play and help the child build vocabulary and knowledge. For more information you can download our flyer from this page. Check your local library page for details on whether it runs a Toddlers Tales session.
Bounce and Rhyme Time
A fun activity for parents, carers and children 3 or under with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy and are a great way for parents and carers to brush up on their nursery rhymes! For more information you can download our flyer from this page. Check your local library page to find out when your local Bounce and Rhyme session takes place.
Scottish Book Trust's Bookbug programme provides a range of free book packs for every child in Scotland from birth to P1.
All packs include books and specially selected items to encourage reading and writing in young children.
Bookbug Baby (for babies aged 6-16 weeks) A fantastic introduction to sharing books with your child.
Bookbug Toddler (for toddlers aged 13-24 months) Helps books a child's language and listening skills.
Bookbug Pirate (for three year olds) Builds on the book sharing message of the first two packs.
P1 Book (for children in their first year at primary school) Given every year to children during their first year at primary school.
For further information about Bookbug click here.