It was National Poetry Day on 6 October and this year the theme is games.
Did you know that babies and children who have the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes get a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves?
With National Poetry Day this October, there's no better time to head along to a Rhymetimes event at your local library to join in the fun. There's also loads of rhyming fun that you can have with your child right here on the Bookstart website – and we've got our pick for you below.
Join in the fun with Bookstart's interactive rhyming activities!
The Boy on the Bus music and song activity
Have fun with your child as you join in with the song. Remember to listen out for the noises of all the animals!
Fun with Rhymes
Listen or readalong to some of your favourite rhymes, including 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'This Little Piggy'.
And if you love these, there are more fun rhyming games you can play by joining the free online Bookstart Bear Club.