For those of you tucking their kids into bed tonight there will be no better way of kicking off "World Book Night" with a bedtime story.
I've got a Julia Donaldson story ready for the little rug rats, a fun story called Stick Man. For anyone who watched the BBC's Gruffalo's Child this Christmas would have seen Stick Man being dragged around by the naught Gruffalo child on it's attempt to the big bad mouse.
According to Stoke speaks out:
Stoke-on-Trent, local research in 2001 indicated that around 70% of children entering nursery had a language delay. These shocking statistics led to the development of a multi-agency initiative called Stoke Speaks Out.
Things were improving by engaging parents through the use of Children Centres and other outlets, but with these vital services under constant cost cutting threat, Stoke could and still does really suffer because of lack of understanding or skill that opening up a book with a child at a early age can really help them in those first years to get onto the reading and writing path. It's not about turning your child into a book worm, it's giving them a head start.
Tunstall Children’s Centre
Tel: 01782 236655