18th Nov, 2019

Story time as Bookstart Bear joins youngsters for Redditch reading

Ross Crawford 10th May, 2018

BOOKSTART Bear will be the VIP guest at Redditch’s stay and play sessions as part of National Share a Story Month.

The cuddly mascot will be a part of the activities at the sessions, organised by the Council’s Parenting and Family Support Service in partnership with Bromsgrove and Redditch Libraries.

From crafts and puppet-making, book mark creations and story-telling there will lots to keep the youngsters entertained including free play and delicious snacks.

There will also be a chance for a photograph with Bookstart Bear.

Community Capacity Builder Louise Hall said: “We want to try and increase the numbers to our stay and play groups which, although popular, do have some spaces.

“They provide a vital service for parents and youngsters to mix and play together – and of course take a break from each other too!

“We want more people to come and see what great sessions these are so they know this support is there.

“National Share a Story Month is a great chance to do this and with Bookstart Bear too!”

May’s sessions, aimed at children aged 0 – 5 years, are:

21st @ Woodlands 10 – 11.30am

23rd @ Batchley Community Centre 10 – 11.30am

24th @ Woodrow library 10–11am

25th @ Holly Trees 12.30 – 2pm

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