TURN your child into an avid bookworm by teaching them the benefits of reading at Tea Gardens Library.
Tiny Turtles Ten Minutes A Day is a literacy program for parents and their babies aged two years and under.
The program is designed to give parents an opportunity to share and experience the love of reading with their child, and gives them practical ideas on using stories, rhymes, songs and music to help babies develop early literacy skills.
"We hope to reinforce the importance of early childhood literacy in the community and introduce and welcome parents and babies to the library," said Great Lakes council manager of library services Chris Jones.
"It is a great way for mums, dads and babies to become familiar and comfortable in the library, meet other parents and babies and utilise the many resources available to them," Mr Jones said.
"The level of involvement is entirely up to individuals."
Mr Jones said there was a wealth of evidence to show that children can benefit from someone reading aloud to them. The program develops parents' skills to help their children discover the joy of reading, stimulate their imagination and give them a better start to their education. Tiny Turtles is on every Wednesday at Tea Gardens Library from 10am during the school term.