Local Nursery Promote Importance of Reading in the Early Years Throughout National Storytelling Week
Tops Poole, part of the Tops Day Nurseries chain, located on Denmark Lane, have spent the last week promoting the importance of reading in the Early Years. Tops Poole, invited local Mayor & Mayoress, Cllr & Mrs Tony Trent, to read a story to the children at the nursery, as part of the week.
Tops Day Nurseries, a nursery chain with over 30 nurseries across the South West, actively encourage reading in the Early Years and understand the value of reading at a young age. Mayor & Mayoress, Cllr & Mrs Tony Trent were eager to get involved to help spread this important message throughout the community. During their visit they read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and were so excited to meet them.
National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and can help develop essential literacy skills.
Jessica Beach, Regional Manager at Tops Poole, said: “‘I would like to say a huge thank you to Cllr & Mrs Tony Trent for attending Tops Poole for our national storytelling week. The children were so excited to welcome them into our setting. We read stories, asked questions, and looked at and learnt about their beautiful ‘things around their necks’. The children were sad to say goodbye however we have assured them they are welcome any time”.
The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Tony Trent, said: “I was delighted to meet the staff at Tops Nursery and their wonderful children. The little ones seemed to enjoy the story, and I enjoyed reading it to them. A very pleasant morning.”
Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest. The eco-sustainable childcare provider offers Early Education and Care for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as before, after-school and holiday clubs for children up to 11.