Our libraries team reads children's books and nursery rhymes online

Classic tales, songs and nursery rhymes in English, Mandarin and Auslan

Looking for ways to keep the kids occupied? Of course you are. The City of Sydney's libraries team has you covered, with online storytime and rhymetime for ages 0-5.

Hear songs, stories and nursery rhymes in English, Mandarin and Auslan. Watch some of our favourite stories and rhymetimes below, or head to YouTube and see the whole playlist of more than 40 videos.

Rufus the Numbat

A fun session of storytelling for preschoolers presented by Karen from the Deaf Society. Suitable for deaf and hearing children, this episode features Rufus the Numbat by David Miller and published by Ford Street Publishing.

Kisses in your Heart

Suitable for deaf and hearing children, Danni from the Deaf Society presents Kisses in your Heart by Sonia Bestulic, illustrated by Nancy Bevington and published by Big Sky Publishing.

Rhymetime with librarian Caitlin

In this episode listen to classic rhymes including Hello song, Incy wincy spider, I hear thunder, Gulumph went the little green frog, I’m a little teapot, Five little ducks went out one day, Row row row your boat and the Goodbye song.

We Found a Hat

A heartwarming story for pre-schoolers presented by Amy from the Deaf Society. Suitable for deaf and hearing children, this episode features We Found a Hat by Jon Klasson and published by Walker Books.

Rhymetime with librarian Beth

Librarian Beth is here with plenty of great rhymes about animals: Baa baa black sheep, Mary had a little lamb, Two little blue birds, Old MacDonald had a farm, and the Goodbye song.

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