A place for all ages to share stories that capture the imagination and do fun activities linked to them.
Everyone loves a great story! Why not come along to these fun and playful Story Box sessions where you can read stories to your neighbours, listen to others as well as taking part in imaginative activities that are linked to the story. The sessions will be hosted by parents that love reading to their children and want to encourage story sharing with others too. You are welcome to come to 1 or all sessions. There’s sessions at all 3 shops, listed below.
AT 55 RIPPLE ROAD, IG11 7NT
Amazing Grace is a story about equality and self discovery through a young girl’s eyes. The story will be followed by a poetry writing activity. I’m Jade, I am a busy mum of four children who enjoys a hot drink and a good book. I love exercising and being out and about. I’m always happy to meet new people and I love making new friends.
Come and join our tea party! The Tiger Who Came To Tea is about a naughty tiger who eats a family out of house and home. My name is Sana and I’m a local mum. We will be reading the book, followed by a tea party themed activity, just don’t let any tigers in!
My name is Rodas, I am 6 years old. With my mum by my side, I am excited to be sharing my favourite story of cinderella and making new friends. After reading my story I would like you to help me to bring the story of Cinderella to life by decorating a glass slipper of your own!
This is your chance to be in a play! My name is Roseann, I will be arranging a performance of Fantastic Mr. Fox. I plan to get everyone involved by learning lines, rehearsing and then performing. Everyone will get a go at playing the main character, the wily Mr. Fox. Costumes, script and snacks provided, so no need to bring anything. Here is a unique opportunity to literally bring the characters to life, even Boggis, Bunce and Bean.
AT 116 CHURCH ELM LANE, RM10 9RL
I’m Irina, me and my friend Liliana are authors of a children’s book called ‘Arty’s Portraits’.
Join us to listen and explore what happens to the characters in and after the story along with learning how to say ‘Turtle’ and ‘Rabbit’ in different languages and create your own ‘Arty’s Art School’ during the activity time.
I am Mide and I have become very skilled at growing food in my garden for use in the kitchen. I will be reading “Growing Vegetable soup” by Lois Ehlert about how different vegetables are grown and then showing my neighbours how they too can plant their own seeds and grow their own veg.
AT MARTIN’S CORNER, 5 PORTERS AVENUE, RM9 5YS
We all know Winnie the Pooh but do you know how he looks in different countries? Discover his different names and learn how to pronounce them in different languages. Bring the kids to hear a tale of his adventures and become authors by creating an alternative ending to the story!
What happened to Masha when she got to the Bear’s house and how she got back home…or not…We will find out at the session with the kids who will help us to create an interesting ending to the story. We also will learn how to say “Bear” in other languages and will have a look how Russian Masha looks like in different books.
This story is not only about art but about having a courage to take a first step and try yourself whether you can do it. “You never know how good you are at something until you give it a true try with all your power mighty”. What happened to the characters after the story? Can you make a portrait yourself? We also will learn how to say “Turtle” and “Rabbit” in different languages and create our own ”Arty’s Art School”.
Has your child ever asked you to make up a story and you weren’t sure where to start? It’s happened to us all and we thought why not do it together? In this experimental session a new tale will form in front of us and we’ll see where our children’s imagination leads.