Rhymetimes are free and lots of fun for everyone
Rhymetimes are free and lots of fun for everyone

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and fun at your local library, nursery or children's centre.

Rhymetime has helped my child sing more at home, sit down and listen and make new friends...she loves rhythm and rhyme! (Mum, Trafford)

Babies and children who love books and have the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes have a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves.


Sessions are organised locally and take place in children's nurseries and libraries. They incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys.

Bookstart learned my child to speak english, the dual laguage books are a fantastic resource Rhymetime in libraries makes me interact with other mums and I have formed friendships and don't feel isolated. (Mum, Cheshire)

Head along to your local library to take part in rhymetimes and other events – children are never too young to join the library, it is free and lots of fun!


Find out more

Find fun rhymes books to share with the Bookstart bookfinder

Download a pack of rhymetime sheets

Sharing stories and rhymes

Find out from the Bookstart Bear why stories and rhymes are so much fun when we enjoy them together.

Let's rhyme online!

Listen or readalong to some of your favourite rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty and This Little Piggy.