Our nursery in Faringdon celebrated National Read a Book Day with a visit from a professional storyteller.
National Read a Book Day (celebrated on the 6th September) encourages us to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while.
To celebrate, at The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon, the children were treated to a story from Amanda Kane Smith, a professional storyteller. She read “We are going on a bear hunt” to them, with plenty of animated voices, songs and dances. The whole event was organised by housing development company, Bewley, which is local to the nursery.
Steph, the Nursery Manager at The Old Station Nursery Faringdon commented: “We can’t thank Bewley enough. The children really enjoyed Amanda’s animated version of ‘We are going on a bear hunt’ which is one of their favourites. Encouraging the children to read and enjoy it is such an important area of early education.”
Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “We believe that stories have the power to transport us to magical worlds and stimulate young minds in remarkable ways. National Read a Book Day is a great opportunity to get young children interested in reading, and one of the best ways to do that is to read with them. Amanda’s rendition was animated and passionate.”
She continued with “This immersive storytelling experience aims to inspire a love for books and ignite the spark of curiosity and creativity in the hearts of the young children. Reading is also hugely beneficial to your wellbeing, reducing stress, aiding relaxation, helping you to sleep and even preventing cognitive decline.”
National Read a Book Day is a great opportunity to get young children interested in reading. At The Old Station Nursery Group, we encourage children to foster a love for books and reading through our everyday curriculum and our Raving Readers enrichment of the Brighter Learning Approach.
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