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Hungry Little Minds Digital Family Day

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are delighted to have the full line-up for the #HungryLittleMinds Digital Family Day which is taking place on Wednesday 3 February at 10 am – 12.45 pm on Zoom (details on how to get involved are below). The event is suitable for children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers. Nursery settings are also welcome to take part. 


The line-up is as follows:


  • 10:00 – The National Literacy Trust’s Chief Executive Jonathan Douglas will start the session with a story (live from London)
  • 10:10 – Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt will be reading, singing and doing a special draw-a-long from, ‘The Whales on the Bus’ written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick himself! (From Brighton)
  • 10:30 – Gaganpreet will be reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’ written by Julia Donaldson (from Birmingham)
  • 10:45 – What’s in the rhyming bag? With Lisa in Peterborough
  • 11:00 – Story and rhyme session with Anish in Swindon
  • 11:15 – Music, nursery rhymes and singing with Martyn the Music Man in Middlesbrough
  • 11:30 – Rainbow Science with Gemma from CaVCA on the North Yorkshire Coast
  • 11:45 – Sea creature messy play with Jess in Manchester
  • 12:00 – Music and sing-a-long with Claire and Elle Cato from the Institute of Wellbeing in Croydon
  • 12:15 – Make your own DIY book with Jemma from the Foundation Years Trust in The Wirral
  • 12:30 – Scavenger hunt with Ella in Brighton
  • 12:45 – Ends


There will also be opportunities to win special prizes throughout the day.


Suggested resources to bring along to the session:


  • Pencils and paper (for draw-a-long with Nick Sharratt at 10.10 am)
  • Skittles, milk, food colours, washing up liquid, cotton wool buds, bicarbonate of soda vinegar, freezer bag and pencils (for Rainbow Science with Gemma at 11.30)
  • Paper, paint, items to dip into the paint for example, leaves, toilet roll, a stick, a potato (for Sea Creature Messy Play at 11.45) 
  • Pencils, crayons, felt tips, paper, card, scissors, glue, photos, old magazines, string, hole punch or stapler (For Make your own DIY book with Jemma at 12.15)


To get involved with the day, please email Rebecca.James@literacytrust.org.uk for the Zoom log in details.

Facebook Event for more info HERE

See you then!


February 3
10:00 am - 12:30 pm