By sja_12345 at 14:27 on 12/10/12
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Many of us have fond memories of books we read as children. Learning to read is not only a pleasurable experience but an important life skill that, if mastered at a young age, can help children in many aspects of their lives.
CBeebies presenter Katy Ashworth will help Peabody launch its first Literacy Project to encourage children to read, and inspire parents to help their children with literacy skills. Katy will be performing a short play, "The Magic of Music" and interactive workshop for families at the event which will take place at the Hugh Cubitt Centre on 15th October 2012 from 4-5pm.
The project aims to encourage Literacy Awareness through one-to-one support from volunteers for families who have children between 2-5 years old. Each family will have a dedicated Literacy Champion for a weekly session for up to five weeks (at no cost).
If you're a parent looking for fun ways to encourage your children to enjoy learning through reading, music and arts & crafts, or a volunteer who'd like to offer your skills as a Literacy Champion, then come along to hear more.
4pm – Arrival and registrations
4.15 – The Magic of Music by Katy Ashworth & friends
4.45pm – Workshop
4.50pm – Why Literacy Matters – National Literacy Trust
5pm – Thank you and Close (free goodies for the children on departure)
If you'd like to find out more and want to get involved, please contact our Volunteering Team via email@example.com or on 0207 021 4694.
Peabody's Hugh Cubitt Centre in Islington, where the launch will take place
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Tuesday, October 16, 2012