BABIES and tots entered the magical world of storytelling at the Barrhead Foundry at the weekend.

The Bookbug event, which gave youngsters the chance to enjoy reading, singing and dancing, is a regular occurrence in Barrhead.

Parents and carers are invited to bring their children along to the interactive sessions, where they can play games and make new friends.

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Incorporating touch-and-feel books, board stories, cuddly toys and DVDs, the classes bring reading to life in various ways.

The sessions are seen as having multiple benefits, encouraging family interaction and helping new parents to meet up.

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There was a great turnout for the latest session, held on Saturday, which saw kids enjoy a range of activities.

Bookbug sessions are held at the Barrhead Foundry four times a week.
Sessions for kids aged four and under are at 10.30am on Saturdays and 11.30am on Sundays.

There are also baby sessions (up to 18 months) at 10.30am on Wednesdays and toddler sessions (18 months to four years) at 10.30am on Fridays.

Due to the popularity of sessions and limitations of space, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure ask that no more than two adults accompany each child.

For more information about your nearest session, go online at