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Bewley helps mark National Read a Book Day with nursery children in Faringdon

6 Sep 2023

Bewley has teamed up with The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon, near Oxford, to celebrate National Read a Book Day on Wednesday 6 September.

The awareness day encourages everyone in the UK to take a break and start reading. Bewley organised for a professional storyteller to visit the nursery, which is near its Bellmount View development in the town, and read to the children.

Research has shown that even 10 minutes a day of reading and sharing stories with children can have a hugely positive impact on their development, both now and in the future!

The Old Station Nursery Manager commented: “We can’t thank Bewley enough. The children really enjoyed Amanda’s animated version of ‘We are going on a bear hunt’ which is one of their favourites. Encouraging the children to read and enjoy it is such an important area of early education.”

Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with The Old Station Nursery to celebrate National Read a Book Day. We believe that stories have the power to transport us to magical worlds and stimulate young minds in remarkable ways.

“National Read a Book Day is a great opportunity to get young children interested in reading, and one of the best ways to do that is to read with them. Amanda’s rendition was animated and passionate.

“This immersive storytelling experience aims to inspire a love for books and ignite the spark of curiosity and creativity in the hearts of the young children. Reading is also hugely beneficial to your wellbeing, reducing stress, aiding relaxation, helping you to sleep and even preventing cognitive decline.”

“At Bellmount View, our stunning central mount has been created to enable families to gather together and take in the fresh air, the incredible views, and come together to consider the surrounding historic landmarks such as the White Horse.

“Telling stories about the history of the area also can be very valuable and memorable for children. We believe in creating spaces which bring families outdoors, away from computers and phones for personal and mental health benefits. Our customers have told us that it’s not just the home, it’s the setting itself which is very important to them when selecting their new home.”

Pic: Lauren Manderson from Bewley Homes, with professional storyteller Amanda Kane Smith, nursery assistants and children from The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon