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Rhymes to amuse kids all day long

Nursery rhymes and busdriving wombats take centre stage during February’s Little Big Book Club. This month the book club, which is sponsored by The Advertiser, features three books that incorporate nursery rhymes with an Australian twist – The Wheels on the Bus, The Three Kangaroos Gruff and Blossom Possum. The Big Book Club national marketing and communications officer Nicole Marshall said rhymes and stories played a key role in a child’s development and babies and toddlers loved rhyme and repetition. Ms Marshall described The Wheels on the Bus as‘‘ a classic rhyme that most children grew up with’’. ‘‘But it’s got an Australian twist with characters and animals,’’she said. While the wheels go round and round, a wombat is behind the steering wheel as he ferries his animal passengers around Australia. The Wheels on the Bus features bright illustrations that make the nursery rhyme come to life. Ms Marshall said parents could add to their child’s experience with a range of activities, such as taking a real bus ride. The Little Big Book Club provides all parents with babies aged 0-12 months with a free It’s Story Time reading pack, featuring a copy of the It’s Rhyme Time book and DVD. Parents must present their child’s Blue Book health record to their library or Child and Youth Health Centre to collect their pack.

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Written By Julian Swallow, 24/2/11

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