A week of magical storytelling
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.