Bouncing to the beat

GETTING a whole room of babies to pay attention is no easy feat.

But for Christie Campbell, it seemed almost effortless.

Ms Campbell had every child smiling and entertained when she hosted the first Baby Bounce session at Tweed Heads Library yesterday.

Using props, toys and musical instruments, Ms Campbell had parents and children singing to nursery rhymes, clapping their hands and bouncing about in their seats.

The Baby Bounce sessions had been proven very popular after being held at Kingscliff and Murwillumbah libraries.

Despite all the noise and movement, the sessions are not intimidating for the young ones.

In fact, they love the aural and visual stimulation, Ms Campbell said.

“It has proven to be pretty popular,” she said. “I think they like the instruments and the interaction with other babies.

“It's a bit of fun, but it also helps with their learning devel- opment.

“You can read a book to a baby but you'll find they have a pretty short attention span,” she said.

“With the singing and the musical instruments, it helps keep their attention for longer.

“It's also a fun way for parents to interact with their babies and to get them out and mixing with other parents.”

The next Baby Bounce sessions will be held in August.

For more details, contact Tweed, Murwillumbah or Kingscliff libraries.

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