The library is one of my favorite places to be.

I’ve always loved the smell of the books and the peacefulness that lives in the bookshelves.

Well, that is the peacefulness until storytime starts!

If you’ve ever been to one of our Rockin’ & Readin music sessions, you know we get a little bit loud as we drum, shake bells, dance, and sing.

I created the Rockin’ & Readin’ at the Library program with the idea of bringing music into storytime. The musical activities we lead target developmental goals (like working on expressive communication by singing simple songs) and promote literacy (through singeable stories for example). The therapists on my team and I travel to library branches throughout Miami-Dade county to provide these music sessions for babies and toddlers.

We would love for you to join us in making music!

The sessions are FREE and open to toddlers (ages 18 months – 3 years) of all abilities, including those with special needs. Here are our upcoming session dates:

Friday, March 8th Claire will be rockin’ and readin’ with toddlers at the International Mall Library Branch from 10:30-11:00am.

Wednesday, March 13th Claire will be heading out to the Beach. She’ll be rockin’ and readin’ with toddlers at the Miami Beach Regional Branch from 10:30-11:00am and the South Shore Branch from 11:45am-12:15pm.

These sessions fill up very quickly and we limit the number of participants to 15 (to ensure each child has an instrument and to ensure the sessions are not overstimulating) Be sure to call the library branch directly to register your child.

Music therapists, are you interested in facilitating Rockin’ & Readin’ sessions at your local library? Check out this post where I answer some FAQs about the program. I’m also happy to set up a consultation to get you started on the right track in setting up this program in your area.