Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Getting children excited about reading

Reading to me, provides everything a child needs in life. 
It is the stepping stone to knowledge, to a future, and when you find the right book, to happiness.
Reading offers the opportunity to nurture an imagination, create a necessary escape, and build a knowledge which lets children become everything they want to be in life.
I am fortunate to be blessed with three children who love to read.
Bedtimes are always a negotiation of how many books will reward their good behaviour.
And little do they know how much I love bedtime, to rediscover the books of my childhood.
And so, a free reading event at @Bristol  was too good a family activity to miss out on.

Little Readers’ Day Out is hosting an event aimed at helping parents of 0-3 year olds to get the most out of reading books with their babies and toddlers (older siblings are welcome).
So, on Saturday 28th June in the At-Bristol Science Centre, parents will have the opportunity to take part in storytelling and rhyme time sessions with their little ones, and to speak to reading experts about their child’s reading journey.

Offering something for everyone; from parents who are yet to start reading to their baby to those who already read regularly. This is also an opportunity to join the baby book club and receive the best new books for babies and toddlers.

Added to the story telling sessions and rhyme time, there will be crafts and colouring, face painting, competitions and give-aways, guest appearances by well known book characters and a picture opportunity with Steam Dog Gromit.

I am already looking forward to the weekend, and can't wait to see the children's excitement as they get to listen to Paul Strickland reading "Dinosaur Roar!", a favourite story whatever time of day.

With an agenda tailored for pre-school children, you can find out more on the Routes to Reading Facebook page, and register for the Little Readers' Day Out event whilst you're there!

Disclosure: We have been invited to this event as part of the promotional activity. All views and opinions expressed are our own.

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