Free Children’s Reading Activities – October 2014 Half Term

I’m sure that along with the team here at Mojomums, you are all fans of reading with your children; whether it’s after school with a book from their book bag or after a day at work, with a special bedtime story.

This coming October half term childrens’ charity Save the Children will be inviting families across the UK to free events celebrating all that is magical about reading. A wide range of special guests including the Gruffalo and Winnie the Witch will be popping along to meet young fans.

Winnie the Witch reading

The events will offer lots of fun activities for families with some of the nation’s most famous faces, authors, illustrators and fictional characters hosting ‘Storytelling Sessions’, ‘Poetry with a Bang!’ – the very best in playful spoken word poetry created on the hoof by some of our famous faces and ‘Word Searching’ – a treasure hunt experience where clues and riddles will mean prizes for all children.

Interactive workshops for children of all ages will also be freely available throughout the day including ‘Page Turners’ where a storyteller and illustrator will build a story with the help of the audience’s imagination and ‘Have a Go’ craft sessions. During Face-painting sessions kids can choose to be transformed into one of their favourite characters such as Fantastic Mr Fox or the Gruffalo.

Save the Children’s tour of the UK includes:

•      27th and 28th October – Westfield Stratford City
•      30th October – Wales Millennium Centre
•      1st November – Manchester Trafford Centre
•      22nd November – Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Save the Children’s free series of children’s events will celebrate all that is magical about reading as part of a wider reading mission called ‘Read On. Get On.’ which aims to get all children across the UK reading confidently by the time they leave primary school.

read on get on

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