We discovered Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library last week when we went to our local Sure Start centre for a stay & play session.
The Imagination Library is a new childhood literacy programme over here in the UK developed by, obviously, Dolly Parton. The programme aims to send a book through the mail to all registered children, every month from birth up until they are 5 years old. All of these books are free. That’s right, nothing to pay, ever!
On signing up, we received a book there & then. The first book was The Tale of Peter Rabbit. At the launch we attended (and as far as I can gather, at every other launch in different centres), there were a few different activities going on for the children to get involved in and get their imaginations going. Little man especially liked collecting some of Peter Rabbit’s treasures and sorting them out! There was also another activity where the children could cut vegetables and ‘make’ soup. Little man had a lot of fun stirring the vegetables in the pan, and when the session was over and we had to leave, he had an almighty strop whilst I was trying to get him away!
I think this is a fantastic programme, especially if you have young babies/toddlers as it is an awful lot of books that will be received in their first few years. I’m not sure of any other launches taking place in the UK, but you can check your child’s eligibility and sign up here.
I received no payment or product for this post, I just wanted to share this fab programme with my readers.