National storytelling week effects many of our services and not just our nurseries and pre-schools. Our Community Library in Weston are all over it:
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood, a fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good…..” Recognise the story?
Our dedicated community team and volunteers at Weston Library are bringing The Gruffalo and other family favourites to life by creating story bags for local families to enjoy. With the help of kind donations of felt, fabric, buttons and more, the needle stitchers create the bags to include the book, puppets and other imaginative props to support the story.
Story bags are an excellent multi-sensory approach to create and sustain an interest in books for young children. They can enjoy a more hands on story time to stimulate their minds and imagination, enabling them to make sense of what is going on in the story and improve their communication skills.
Plans are afoot to create a suite of story bags including Going on a Bear Hunt, The Three Little Pigs, The Hungry Caterpillar, Room on a Broom, Stick Man and Dear Zoo.
So if you’re walking past the library and wondering why everyone is trailing though the swishy swashy grass, you’ll know why! Families are welcome to pop in to the library at any time to use the bags or why not join them on Wednesday 31st Jan for their story telling morning?
The Community Library is more than “just a library” – it’s a safe and welcoming place for the whole community where we engage with all walks of life. From free basic IT courses and story time, to junk modelling and a toy library, it’s a fantastic community place. Discover more on our Weston Community Library page.