Talking Tots encourages bedtime reading
A survey published recently by Talking Tots has revealed that children living
in the South East of England listen to fewer bedtime stories than anywhere else
in the UK. In a survey of 1,500 parents of pre-schoolers, half of all parents in
the South East said they never read more than one book at bedtime, while one in
ten said their child never read a bedtime story preferring to fall asleep
watching a DVD or listening to an audio book.
Lisa Houghton, co-founder of Talking Tots, commented, “Parents often don’t realise how important bedtime stories are. Sharing stories with children stimulates their memory, vocabulary, social and emotional skills, giving them a real head start in the classroom.”
To help parents make the most of every bedtime, Talking Tots has now put together the Bedtime Tots website, which offers parents practical advice on choosing appropriate stories for toddlers, and using bedtime stories to help stimulate communication and language skills.
Talking Tots is, it says, the UK’s fastest growing pre-school activity franchise, operating in 20 UK locations. The company was awarded “Best Innovation for 2008” in the What’s on 4 Little Ones awards and was highly commended in the “Best Toddler Development Class” category. (kbp)
Talking Tots (UK)
provide fun interactive classes to all pre school children encouraging them to communicate with confidence and to develop excellent social and literacy skills.
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