If you go down to your library from May you’re in for a big surprise!
Starting on 16 May and running throughout June and early July, each of the borough’s libraries will host a series of free ‘Teddy Bear picnic’ events, for children aged 2-4 years old.
The events will be facilitated by international poet Francesca Beard. Children and parents will be able to have fun and enjoy a variety of interactive songs, poems and stories, as well as a shared picnic of delicious and healthy snacks.
The funding for the Teddy Bears picnic events was secured by Bexley’s Libraries team, who successfully bid for it via the ‘Engaging Libraries’ programme co-funded by the Carnegie UK Trust and Wellcome Trust. The aim of the ‘Teddy Bear picnic’ sessions is to make parents and young children more aware of healthy eating options by sparking their curiosity, through song, dance and poetry.
Leader of London Borough of Bexley, Councillor Teresa O’Neill OBE said, “We are delighted to have secured this funding from the Carnegie UK Trust & Wellcome. Libraries are places in the community where people can come and learn about all sorts of things. With this project parents will be able to bring their children to a fun activity that will encourage them to think about how healthy eating and exercise can equip us for a bright healthy future.”
Parents don’t need to book a place at the sessions in advance they can just drop in.
For further information on dates and times of the sessions please ask at your local library or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries or visit twitter @BexleyLibraries or Facebook @BexleyLibraries