Research has shown and common sense dictates that a child who is accustomed to hearing stories of talking trees, wizards and wicked queens, magical lakes, explorers and adventurers is far more likely to WANT to read stories about them too. It’s common sense and Craigmillar Books for Babies does just that. Encourage parents to sit with their babies and get used to a book, but more importantly understand how sharing a story is so hugely vital to their learning.
Their book festival which is on just now is an incredible place and I must admit telling stories to 18 month olds is not the easiest of jobs, but once you get used to the renegades and you spot the ones who want to get involved, then it is just fine and you roll with it.
Puppets and masks are always a winner. Singing too, however there is a reason I’m not on X factor. Nevertheless, they still get a few little songs. Here a couple of pics from the days events and it was really great fun. Look forward to the next time.
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