Active Story Time
Active Story Time
It’s about getting children active, increasing their basic fundamental skills (agility, balance and coordination) from a young age through story time. An opportunity for parents/guardians and toddler/child to learn together and have fun!
Why is it important?
It’s a chance for children to become confident and motivated from a young age to take part in physical activity. It’s an opportunity for children to learn and develop the basic skills that are needed for them to play sport and can also develop social skills, problem solving, language, literacy, numeracy and teamwork to name a few.
It’s as easy as learning your a, b, c’s!
When a child is learning to read, they first learn words such as cat, sat, mat. Once these have been mastered, children then string words together into sentences and read them.
This can be applied to physical skills-
When a child is learning physical skills, they first learn skills such as run, jump, throw and balance. These skills are then linked together to create movement and perform activities such as riding a bike, swimming or playing football.
How can you get involved?
Active Story Time Sessions in the community - Sessions could be running in your local leisure centre, library or family centres. Pop down to your local library to loan:
a Parental Pack - a book and bag of equipment - from your local library to encourage your child to be active in and around the home.
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Actif Story Time Launch Sessions
To book onto the active story time sessions on the 4th of August click on the link.
Come and try Active Stori Time at Llanelli Leisure Centre Carmarthen Library and Ammanford Library on Wednesday 4th August
Activities will be suitable for 2 – 6 year olds and ALL abilities and will be a great opportunity to socialise and get active whilst having fun!
*Children will need to be supervised by a parent/guardian for the session Sessions will take place in light rain and you will receive notification via text message, of any cancellations due to the weather.
**Please note that any change in Government Covid restrictions may lead to sessions being cancelled at short notice. All activities are free and we ask that you bring your own refreshments and suitable footwear and clothing.