Cheeky fun for reading week

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ARE you sitting comfortably? Youngsters in Barnsley are looking forward to the town’s annual bedtime reading week, with sessions taking place in libraries and children’s centres.

The theme for this year’s events, which begin on Monday, February 4, is the popular children’s rhyme Five Little Monkeys Bouncing on the Bed.

During the week, there will be special free bedtime-themed storytime sessions for families with young children, and cheeky monkey pictures to colour in.

Bookstart Bear will be visiting Barnsley for the week, and is looking forward to joining in the fun.

Penistone FM Community Radio will be airing bedtime stories read by people from the local community.

The aim of bedtime reading week is to encourage all the family to get involved in the ‘joy and pleasure of reading aloud’, and also to promote healthy bedtime routines for children.