Tell me a story with Essex Year of Reading
We're launching a new series of filmed story time sessions to help your family discover the joy of reading together. Our 'Tell me a story' series launches on Thursday 17 November. It will include famous faces, such as Dermot O'Leary and Michael Rosen. It will also feature local Essex heroes, such as firefighter, Moira Bruin. Each person has read a well-loved children's book that is sure to excite you and your children.
The new story time sessions are part of our Essex Year of Reading campaign. The aim of the campaign is to support children and young people whose education has been affected by the pandemic. Listening to stories helps children to develop their speech and language skills. It can also help to expand their vocabulary. The stories are for children aged 8-years-old and younger.