Every week Leith Library welcomes over 40 babies and their grown ups for a brilliant rhyme time sing-a-long, the Bookbug Session.
This is the Bookbug Project Worker Helen with the little yellow Bookbug:
Bookbug is the size of a baby so he can be used to demonstrate actions and rhymes to the parents like this:
Helen is known to children all over Leith as the singing lady from the library:
Look Mummy, there’s the singing lady from the library!
But this is what one of the male librarians said:
She reminds me of Felicity Kendal in The Good Life…
I caught up with some of the parents after a bookbug session to find out what they love about Bookbug. Press the orange play button below or listen to the audio on soundcloud here.
We enjoyed chatting to Leith Dad Emerson so much that we’ve asked him to contribute to the Leith Library blog. The good new is he’s said yes (Hurrah!). We look forward to his posts, in the meantime you can follow his blog here.
Bookbug sessions are all about encouraging grown ups to interact more with their babies and they’re a great place to meet other parents. Plus they’re fun and free!
Bookbug Sessions take place on the first and third Tuesday and second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Leith Library from 10.30am to 11.15am.
Helen does an awesome job of leading Bookbug Sessions here in the library and she regularly visits groups and nurseries all over Leith. Find out more about Bookbug on the Scottish Book Trust website.