The Hackett Foundation recently donated more than £250 in the form of toys, musical instruments, puppets and other playthings to a South West London storytelling group run by a wonderful Early Years Literacy officer from the local library. The children and families that attend the Wriggle and Rhyme sessions come from diverse backgrounds. The session aim is to provide quality interactive, fun language and literacy groups that allow both children and mums/dads/carers to bond with children, link with others, gain some knowledge and understanding of early years literacy and of the importance of their role a their child’s primary and most consistent teacher and have a beneficial experience together. They aim to welcome and reflect the diversity of all in the area it serves and this includes children with physical, emotional and learning differences and/or disabilities. Referrals also come from various statutory and non statutory orgs such as children’s services, DV and alcohol/drug support services, SEN support workers, midwives and health visitors, Salvation Army etc for a range of differing reasons.
The sessions are lively and fun for all attendees and The Hackett Foundation is delighted to be able to provide toys and other items that we hope will be enjoyed by everyone that takes part.