Spring trail for ages five and under launched

By Barrie Hudson - 8 March 2021

EducationCommunity

Swindon Stories is launching its latest trail as part of the Hungry Little Minds campaign from the National Literacy Trust.

This second trail from the campaign will launch on Monday, 15 March at Lydiard House and Park, and will be there for two weeks. 

Swindon Stories, run in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and WHSmith, is working with people from across the community together with education partners, libraries, and businesses to make sure its work reaches everywhere it is needed.

The new trail is funded by the Department of Education.

Anish Harrison, Hub Manager for Swindon Stories, said: “We are continuing to support families in our area and the Hungry Little Mind messaging of chat, play and read is part of that important support.  

"We wanted to create something that celebrated our wonderful parks and green spaces and connected people with the natural environment.  

"Trails are a great way to explore our local area and discuss the world around us.  It is never too soon to do this with your little one”.

With the weather getting warmer and the evenings getting lighter and lighter, the team have decided to theme this second trail on the season of Spring. 

Following on from the wide-ranging celebrations at the National Literacy Trust for World Book Day, Swindon Stories is inviting families to visit the Spring trail and Lydiard House and Park, and to chat about the animals and plants that they spot on their walks.

The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides families of children under five with simple and fun activities that can easily slot into their daily routines to build speech and language skills at home. 

The campaign aims to reach as many families as possible, ensuring that every child across the county is being plenty of support at such a turbulent time. 

Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/SwindonStories

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