Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

We launched our Nursery Reading Year activities this week by inviting parents and carers to come and share in our story session. It was Mrs Griffiths’ turn to read one of her favourite stories – The Snatchabook  by Helen Docherty.  It is the story of a little creature called a “Snatchabook” who stole books from all the woodland animals so that they couldn’t have a bedtime story.

After the story the children were given a special Story Bag which they personalised by decorating it with patterns and drawings and each had their very own Snatchabook creature to take home to share their bedtime story with him.

We now have a large library of lending books in Nursery for the children to borrow to share with their families at home.

We love reading stories in Nursery and we are encouraging parents and carers to snuggle up with their child for ten minutes every day to share a book.  In fact, we think that it is such an important thing to do and such a special opportunity to snuggle up and read that we have invited all parents to sign up to our “Take Ten” challenge,  by signing one of our special certificates and pledging to their child that they will try to spend ten minutes a day sharing a book or reading a story.

We are looking forward to hearing all about the stories the children are hearing at home.