A week of mag­i­cal sto­ry­telling

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Fam­i­lies and par­ents are be­ing in­vited to join staff and chil­dren at a Hamp­ton nurs­ery for a week of mag­i­cal sto­ry­telling.

BusyBees, based in Hamp­tonHar­ga­teonHar­gateWay, is tak­ing part in a na­tional cam­paign called Bring­ing Sto­ries to Life next week (Jan­uary 16 to20), whichaim­stoshow­par­ents howth­ey­can­re­ally make read­ing mag­i­cal and­makethe most of story time at home with their chil­dren.

The­cam­paig­nis­backedby sev­eral part­nersin­clud­ingLady­bird Books, ac­claimed chil­dren’s au­thor Ian Why­brow and Us­borne Books.

Dur­ingth­e­week-long­cam­paign par­ents are be­ing in­vited into the nurs­ery to take part in a themed ac­tiv­ity each day, all of which are de­signed to show the dif­fer­ent tech­niques in­volved in sto­ry­telling and read­ing.

This in­cludes a ‘Share a Story’ day on Tues­day where lo­cal Us­borneBookrep­re­sen­ta­tives will visit the nurs­ery to read some of their all-time favourite sto­ries with chil­dren, and par­ents can earn book to­kens for their nurs­ery.

Par­ents can also get in­volved in a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion which chal­lenges those that visit Busy Bees at Peter­bor­ough to write their very own short sto­ries in part­ner- ship with chil­dren and staff. Thewin­nin­gen­try­will­re­ceive an ex­clu­sive mas­ter­class and book sign­ing ses­sion with Ian Why­brow and an ex­clu­sive prize bun­dle from Lady­bird Books.

Heidi Cas­sidy, nurs­ery man­ager at Busy Bees in Peter­bor­ough, said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited to wel­come par­ents and fam­i­lies into the nurs­ery. It prom­ises to be a fun week andtherewill be­many­op­por­tu­ni­ties to share some of the ways we use sto­ry­telling and read­ing to en­hance chil­dren’s learn­ing on­a­day-to-day ba­sis as well as the chance for par­ents to get in­volved in some of their own­sto­ry­telling andtell us which books they en­joyed read­ing most as a child.”

Busy Bees at Hamp­ton.

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