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Talking Books

A woman is crouching down to a toddler, as they talk about storycards they are both holding. In the background is a nursary with another toddler holding a toy.

Image by Caroline Gervay

Talking Books is an early years project that encourages parents and young children to bring stories to life through play and making activities.

During the project we explore stories from all over the world, traveling with peaches, learning from jackals, and escaping with pixies. The Children and parents then begin to tell each other tales, sharing their imagination with the group through drawings and stories.

These stories become mini performances that the children and parents perform for the rest of the group. 

"This has changed me as a parent. Before I would be too tired and not give time to my daughter... Now I make more time for doing things with her and because I see the fun we have, I am less harsh."

- 2019 Talking Books Parent Participant 

 “I have enjoyed this so much.  I wouldn’t miss a single week because it is such fun and Chris loves it too”

-2019 Talking Books Parent Participant

Talking Books poster. A mother holds open a book which has colour exploding out of it, her face and the faces of two children are above the book. Surrounding the book are different colourful animals. credit Ellis Lewis-Dragstra

Artwork by Ellis Lewis-Dragstra

If you'd like to discuss us running Talking Books at your centre or nursery please contact Bibi - bibif@projectphakama.org