- Monday 02 December 2013
More than 37,000 happy under eight year olds and their families have explored Sunshine Coast Council’s interactive library Corners since November 2012 and this number is about to increase.
The Corner will be landing at four libraries across the region from 2 December 2013 through to 29 March 2014. These highly popular and interactive children’s spaces featuring arts-based activities based on the ‘learn through play philosophy’ are now heading to Beerwah, Cooroy, Maroochydore and Nambour.
The Corner is a space within the children’s library designed to encourage curious and creative ideas, dedicated to Under 8’s and their families. The space offers children and parents the freedom to experiment and play with objects and ideas. The Corner will provide the opportunity for children to explore, create, think and invent. In the Corner children can build something familiar out of the unfamiliar or create something unexpected out of the expected.
Did you know research has found play is vital to a child’s development? Everything a child does, or doesn’t do, influences their development. A child’s brain is rapidly developing in the early years and creating a network of skills that are built on throughout their lives. By the age of five, a child has learnt most of the basic skills needed to survive. Children are encouraged to play, explore and create in the Corner.
Children at Beerwah and Cooroy Libraries will walk a tightrope, crawl through the magic tunnel and throw balls in the clown’s face when playing in the Circus Circus Corner. The Animalia Corner invites children to explore a forest which is home to the stump cubby at Maroochydore Library while young explorers at Nambour Library will have fun in the retro designed kitchen to encourage their imagination and role playing.
Council’s friendly staff will be available from Monday to Friday to encourage children to learn through play, story, song and games. Of course parents are also invited to join in the fun and games with their children at one of the following locations:
|Location||Dates and Times|
Monday and Tuesday 9am to 10.30am
Wednesday 9am to noon
Thursday and Friday 3pm to 5pm
|Cooroy Library||Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 4.30pm Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am|
|Maroochydore Library||Monday to Friday 9.30am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Nambour Library||Monday to Friday 9am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm|
For more information about The Corners visit council’s library website or call council’s libraries on 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 727).