Playtalkread bus drives into town

The Playtalkread bus will be heading to Peterhead next week.
The Playtalkread bus will be heading to Peterhead next week.

Parents and toddlers are invited to climb on board the PlayTalkRead bus ‘Bessie’ when it visits Peterhead enxt week.

Each bus is designed as a free drop-in playground to where parents and carers can pick up tips on exciting new ideas to play, talk and read more with their little ones in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

The bus will be stopping at Peterhead’s Central School on Monday, November 17, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

On board, parents and carers of 0 to three year-olds can try all types of fun with books, toys, interactive storytelling as well as song, rhythm and rhyme sessions with the qualified and experienced play workers to help them interact with their child and find low-cost or free activities to do together as their little one grows.

Last year more than 16,000 parents and 22,700 children visited one of the 459 PlayTalkRead events held across Scotland. A massive 95 percent of those felt the advice the buses offered was relevant to them and more than 70 percent said they would play, talk and read with their children more as a result of visiting.

For information visit www.playtalkread.org.