Published on 23 June 2022

The first 2000 days of a child's life, are the most critical for physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Reading to babies and children during these foundational years, proves to promote healthy brain development, strengthen attachment with parent, develops language, emotions and imagination. 

Storytelling and reading from birth can be done in so many different ways - we have put together a list of all the fun and diverse ways to engage your children in rhyming, storytelling, singing and reading everyday to help facilitate healthy development from birth.


Podcasts are a great way to learn and hear different stories, they don't have to be just for adults! This is an activity you can do as a family together in the car, on the way to school or sport. Below are some of our favourite kid-friendly podcasts 


Fierce Girls 

Story Pirates Podcast

Little Stories Everywhere

Storytime Sessions 

Camden Libraries host a number of storytime sessions across 3 locations each week. These sessions are suitable for babies and children aged 0-5 years, and a great opportunity to meet other parents and connect. 

Narellan Library

Monday, Wednesday, Friday;

10am and 11am

Click here for Narellan Library bookings

Oran Park Library

Monday, Wednesday, Friday;

10am and 11am

Click here for Oran Park Library bookings

Camden Library

Tuesday and Thursday;

10am and 11am

Click here for Camden Library bookings.

Harry Hartog Narellan Town Centre has a weekly storytime at the store every Tuesday at 10am. No bookings required, just show and be ready to get lost in the world of a book! 

Creating a Creative Story with Your Child 

Creating a story with your child is a great way to encourage your child to use their imagination and get creative. There are some great tools to help facilitate story creation for you and the children. 

Rory's Story Cubes Original

Me Do Story Cards for Kids 

If your children enjoy storytelling and creation, let us know via Contact UsBinyang the Bookasaurus would love to see and hear the stories Camden Kids create. 


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