Rhymetimes for babies and toddlers

Children's books

COVID-19 libraries update - Aug 2021

Derby Libraries are pleased to be able to welcome customers back into librariesOur staff will continue to wear face coverings and we would encourage our customers to do wear face coverings if they are able, to help protect others. Customers will be asked to check in for NHS Test and Trace purposes on arrival, and maintain social distancing. 

Library events and activities are resuming from September. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please book in the library, or phone to book your place.

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is offering pre-bookable appointments for either PC/microfilm use or to look at paper documents. 

‘Rhymes are like rocket fuel for a child’s development’  The Reading Agency

What are Rhymetimes?

Rhymetimes are group activities for babies and toddlers from 0-3 years and their parents and carers.

They are fun, free, interactive sessions that last about 30 minutes and bring adults and children together in a safe and supportive environment. The sessions are informal learning opportunities that model and encourage the singing of songs and rhymes and the sharing of stories with young children and are a powerful learning source in the early years of literacy development.

What are the benefits?

  • Repetition of rhymes and singing supports language and literacy development
  • Children will take comfort from rhymes when they are repeated and become familiar
  • Rhymes are portable playthings – they can be sung or said any time, any place
  • Through rhymes, children naturally learn essential skills for communicating, such as turn-taking and joining in
  • Knowledge of rhymes helps children progress in reading once they start school, regardless of socio-economic background, general intelligence, or memory ability
  • The active role of the parent or guardian in the Rhymetime session has the potential to encourage home reading and thus increase the child’s exposure to language and stories

Who are they for?

They are for babies and toddlers aged up to three years and their parents and carers.

Key

School Holidays

Cancelled Session

< Previous

Next >

Mon 25, Oct 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 25, Oct 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 26, Oct 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 26, Oct 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 29, Oct 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 29, Oct 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 1, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 1, Nov 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 2, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 2, Nov 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 5, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 5, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 8, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 8, Nov 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 9, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 9, Nov 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 12, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 12, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 15, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 15, Nov 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 16, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 16, Nov 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 19, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 19, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 22, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 22, Nov 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 23, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 23, Nov 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 26, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 26, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 29, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 29, Nov 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 30, Nov 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 30, Nov 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 3, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 3, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 6, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 6, Dec 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 7, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 7, Dec 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 10, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 10, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 13, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 13, Dec 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 14, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 14, Dec 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 17, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 17, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 20, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 20, Dec 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 21, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 21, Dec 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 24, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 24, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 27, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 27, Dec 2021 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 28, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 28, Dec 2021 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 31, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 31, Dec 2021 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 3, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 3, Jan 2022 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 4, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 4, Jan 2022 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 7, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 7, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 10, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Mon 10, Jan 2022 2pm - 2:30pm Family Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 642640
Tue 11, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Tue 11, Jan 2022 1:30pm - 2pm Family Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Fri 14, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 14, Jan 2022 11am - 11:30am Family Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884

For more information contact your local library or email childrens.services@derby.gov.uk

Songs and rhyme in your own time

For those times when you can’t attend our in-library Rhymetimes, our online Rhymetimes are a brilliant alternative. 

Created in 'lockdown' to ensure our children and families still had access to such an important child development resource, they are high-quality, fun videos produced in partnership with Derby Theatre.  Please try them – they are a really lovely way to spend quality time with your child.