I’m reading with Amy every single day – numerous times, in fact, and we both enjoy taking time out to sit down and dive straight into the adventures of her favourite characters. We cuddle up on the sofa and read until Amy can’t be bothered to get up and come back with another book. Sometimes we sit there for hours, switching between English and German books, classic fairytales and modern classics. Reading has always helped us to relax and it’s a great way to bond and make memories. I still have fond memories of reading with my mum when I was little and I am sure that her love for the written word is what makes me so passionate about reading and writing.
On Saturday, 28th June 2014, Bristol based company ‘Education Umbrella’ will launch a new a new reading scheme called ‘Routes to Reading’ with a free event for families in and around Bristol. At Bristol’s science museum @Bristol (Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB), 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. There’s something for everyone; from parents who are yet to start reading to their baby to those who already read regularly.
As well as 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. It promises to be a fabulous free event and great day out for any family with pre school children.
So if you live in Bristol on Saturday, 28th June 2014, and are free between 10.30am and 3.00pm, make sure to pop along for reading fun for little ones. There are fun sessions beginning every 30 minutes. The day is aimed at kids aged 0-3 years, but older siblings will also be catered for, so make it a day for all the family. I’ll see you there!
Do you read with your little ones? What’s your favourite book to read together?