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Nov
18
Mon
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time | North Ryde Library, 2pm@ North Ryde Library
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time | North Ryde Library, 2pm @ North Ryde Library | North Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies.

Held during school terms.

  • Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday 10.30am
  • Gladesville Library – Wednesday and Friday 10.30am
  • North Ryde Library – Monday 2pm, Tuesday 10.30am
  • Ryde Library – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am
  • West Ryde Library – Monday and Tuesday 2pm, Friday 10.30am

All the songs and rhymes for Rhyme Time are available in the Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time Booklet(PDF, 3MB).

Nov
19
Tue
Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits North Parramatta@ Sherwin Park
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van is visiting 5 parks in the City of Parramatta each week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Sherwin Park in North Parramatta on Tuesdays from 9am to 11am.

Sherwin Park North Parramatta

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule for term 4:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

St Mary’s Parish Playgroup | Rydalmere@ St Mary's Parish
Nov 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

A new playgroup is starting on 24th July at St Mary’s Parish in Rydalmere.

St Mary's Parish playgroup rydalmere

 

South Granville Supported Playgroup | South Granville Community Centre@ South Granville Community Centre
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come along and join the South Granville Supported Playgroup.

We meet weekly during school terms to learn about child development and learning through play for children aged 0-5.

  • Meet other parents in the area and exchange ideas and information.
  • We ask for a gold coin donation to cover costs.
  • For more information, contact Shirin on 9637-7600.

South Granville Supported Playgroup

Baby Bounce (0-18months) | Chatswood Library@ Chatswood Library
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Bounce (0-18months) | Chatswood Library @ Chatswood Library | Chatswood | New South Wales | Australia

Baby Bounce is a program that introduces early literacy through the use of songs, rhymes, finger/toe plays and simple stories for babies and their parent/carer at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

  • Tuesdays 10-10.30am and 11-11.30am (during school terms)
  • 25 tickets per session will be available 30 minutes before each session starts (9.30am for the 10am session, and 10.30am for the 11am session).

Please come along on a Tuesday morning during school terms and collect a ticket from our friendly staff.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Auburn Library@ Auburn Library
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Auburn Library @ Auburn Library | Auburn | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2019

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Lidcombe Library@ Lidcombe Library
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Lidcombe Library @ Lidcombe Library | Lidcombe | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2018

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes@ Nemesia Park Hall
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
  • Friday: All ages – FULL

local playgroupsGreystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.

When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.

Greystanes GrooversWhile at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.

To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).

If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!

Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills@ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Tuesday & Thursday Holy Trinity Playgroups: 10 – 12noon, during school terms

Children from 0 to pre-kindergarten are welcome to bring a parent or carer along to playgroup for fun, toys, morning tea and friendship. Bring along a piece of fruit to be cut & shared.

This playgroup is said to be extremely warm and welcoming.

For more information contact

*Please note our Tuesday playgroup is currently full.

Koorana Playgroup | Don Moore Reserve, North Rocks@ Don Moore Reserve
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Koorana Playgroup meet at Don Moore Reserve community hall in North Rocks every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm. It’s a wonderful mix of mums and kiddies and we have a very relaxed schedule which suits us nicely. It’s a great spot to meet as it also has a small fenced playground and heaps of space for the kids to scoot or ride around on the attached netball courts.

North Rocks Koorana is a playgroup run via Playgroup NSW.

Don Moore Reserve

Mini Park Rangers | Sydney Olympic Park@ Newington Armory Visitor Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore the natural environment in a fun and interactive way with Ranger Judy and Joseph, reading stories, doing craft and wondering amongst the trees. The FREE Mini Park Rangers program runs each Tuesday morning during school term from 10am. And in term 4, it moves to Newington Armory Visitor Centre at Blaxland Riverside Park.

There’s a different theme each week, with an associated story and discovery activity. Here is the schedule for term 4, 2019.

  • Session 1 – 15 October Magpies
  • Session 2 – 22 October Trees and Plants
  • Session 3 – 29 October Bushfire Season
  • Session 4 – 5 November Nests
  • Session 5 – 12 November Frogs
  • Session 6 – 19 November Murama
  • Session 7 – 26 November Ponding
  • Session 8 – 3 December Tracks and Traces (train)
  • Session 9 – 10 December Christmas Beetles

When we first visited, the theme was bugs and insects. And the kids enjoyed holding cicadas and learning about other tiny creatures.

Since then, we’ve also enjoyed sessions on spiders, bugs, frogs and birds.

Before and after Mini Park Ragers, there’s the large Blaxland Riverside Park playground to enjoy, along with the Armory Wharf Cafe. And remember to bring swimmers (or change of clothes) as there is a water playground.

Key Details

  • The weekly Mini Park Ranger sessions are suitable for families with children up to 5 years of age.
  • The activity is pram-friendly.
  • Bring mozzie repellent (though the rangers also have some)!
  • Parental/carer supervision is essential for this activity.
  • Term 4 runs from Tuesday 15th October to Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 10am.
  • To reach the Newington Armory Visitor Centre, drive down Jamieson Street and park at the bottom of the carpark at Blaxland Riverside Park (near the water). It’s then a short walk to the visitor centre.

Northmead Playmorning | Northmead Anglican Church@ Northmead Anglican Church
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Northmead Playmorning | Northmead Anglican Church @ Northmead Anglican Church | Northmead | New South Wales | Australia

Northmead Playmorning is an informal, church-run, community Playmorning catering for 0-5 year olds and their carers.

  • Where: Northmead Anglican Church – 6 Thomas St, Northmead
  • Cost: The cost each week is $2 per family.

This money can be put in the money tin on the table near the entrance. This money is used for resources, toys, tea/coffee, milk, etc. 

What does a typical Tuesday morning look like?

  • 10 am – Welcome: Doors open and some toys will be available in the hall as we get tea or coffee and say hello to each other. If you are late, don’t panic! We know that life with small children is unpredictable and challenging. Come when you can, we still want to see you.
  • 10.15 – Circle Time: During Circle Time, we sing songs, dance and listen to stories. Circle Time is a great opportunity for children to learn from one another, so we ask that carers encourage and model good listening and participation. Circle Time is led by a member of the Playmorning team. This time will also include some songs about God and often a story from the Bible.
  • 10.35 – Free Play: Each Tuesday, play areas are set up inside and outside. Carers are encouraged to play with their children and are responsible for their supervision at all times. This playtime also provides opportunities to chat with other carers and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. While light snacks are provided, you will need to bring food for your child (no nut products please).
  • 11.50 – Pack Away Time: While the adults are packing away, the children can enjoy a parachute game in the backyard. The games will be run by a team member and we ask that a couple of carers help out with playing them. The games will end by 12.00. If you need to leave early, we understand.

How do you communicate with us?

Each term we hand out a newsletter with key dates and information. We also make announcements during Circle Time. If you wish, you can provide your email address for updates and information. You can also find Northmead Playmorning on Facebook.

We value your comments and feedback. Please grab one of the team after Playmorning or e-mail us at [email protected]

Who is Northmead Anglican Playmorning?

Northmead Playmorning is run by volunteers from Northmead Anglican Church. We are all committed and passionate Christians. We volunteer because our love for Jesus calls us to share the good new about Jesus Christ, love our community and care for those in it. In Circle Time, we sometimes have a Bible story or song that reflects our beliefs as Christians, and at Easter and Christmas time we love to talk about Jesus and the amazing things he has done. Anybody, regardless of religious belief, is welcome at Playmorning.

Redsee’s Bibs ‘n’ Books (rhyme time for under 2s) | Parramatta Library@ Parramatta Library
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Redsee's Bibs 'n' Books (rhyme time for under 2s) | Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.

Tunes4Tots | Tuesdays@ Tunes4Tots
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tunes4Tots | Tuesdays @ Tunes4Tots | West Pennant Hills | New South Wales | Australia

A music and movement group for 0-6 year olds and their care givers. Groups run weekly, 10am Tuesdays at 12 Taylor Street West Pennant Hills during the school term. There is no need to book in to Tunes4Tots you can just turn up on the day

What happens at Tunes4Tots?

Each session includes singing, morning tea and free play. A rotation of additional activities occur throughout the month such as:

  • The first Tuesday of the month has a puppet performed story
  • The second Tuesday of the month includes a parachute for singing and play
  • The third Tuesday of the month uses a variety of percussion instruments
  • The fourth Tuesday of the month includes a parachute for singing and play

All lyrics are projected onto a screen to assist parents and care givers in singing along

How much is Tunes4Tots?

Sessions are $2 a week, which includes morning tea, or you can buy a 10 week pass for $20 which includes an 11th free week.