On Thursday 6th June Preschool are set for a morning full of fun as Debenham Library invites the community to join together and celebrate ‘Pyjamarama’, BookTrust’s inaugural celebration aimed at getting more children reading.
The local library will be distributing a number of free books to celebrate BookTrust’s ‘Pyjamarama’
As part of Pyjamarama week, BookTrust is working with Debenham Library and other community partners to ensure as many children as possible have their very own story to read before bed. Over 1 in 4 children in the UK aged between 0 and 5 are not read to regularly. This means over 1.4 million children are missing out on the vital benefits of regular reading in the early years – it’s our job to make sure every child has an equal opportunity to have a bedtime story.
To help, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity is giving out over 450,000 free copies of the picture book Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) at libraries, children’s centres and foodbanks across the UK who are getting involved with Pyjamarama themed events happening throughout the week starting 3 June 2019.
We will be dressing up in our pyjamas and taking our teddies with us as we share bedtime stories and rhymes while snuggling up in blankets, to encourage children and their families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime and to share the magic of books.
Children who normally attend on the morning can come in their pyjamas (with a teddy if they wish) and bring a change of clothes if they are staying all day. We will walk over to the library at 10am. Children who do not normally attend on Thursday sessions are very welcome to come to the library but will need to be accompanied with parents/carers as we need to adhere to the correct adult: child ratios.
Please let us know if you wish to attend so the library has an idea of numbers. We look forward to seeing you there!