- Thursday 13 December 2012
Since the launch of Sunshine Coast Council’s Curious Corner located at Maroochydore and Noosa libraries over 1500 local children under the age of eight have explored their creativity through play.
The Curious Corner, provided by the State Library of Queensland, is operating Monday through to Saturday with varying themes initiating curiosity and play for children while using all of their five senses.
Each Curious Corner features arts based programs, activities and collections, curated around a theme that will enliven and renew children’s spaces. Children are engaged in a range of language, sound and play activities.
Research has shown that play is vital to a child’s development. 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 Curious Corner.
Families are invited to visit either library throughout the school holidays and participate in the activities held daily including Saturday mornings allowing families with busy week schedules to engage in fun arts-based activities.
The Curious Corner will be manned by library staff who will engage with children to learn through arts based play, story, song and games. Of course parents are also encouraged and welcome to join in the fun and games with their children.
For more information about Curious Corner call Noosa or Maroochydore libraries on 1300 LIBRARY (1300 5427279) or visit council’s library website.