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 Elderly storytellers treat toddlers to tales and nursery rhymes

Elderly storytellers treat toddlers to tales and nursery rhymes

By 31st January, 2018 Articles No Comments

TODDLERS have been treated to tall tales and nursery rhymes from Sandiacre care home residents as part of National Storytelling Week.

The residents from Longmoor Lodge Care Home paid a visit to Brookhill House Day Nursery, in Stapleford, to read some of the youngsters’ favourite stories.

The visit was part of the national celebration of storytelling, promoted by The Society of Storytelling to encourage the old tradition.

One of the residents, John Parker, is a retired teacher who taught maths and PE. He said: “I loved being back in a learning environment. The children were very well behaved.”

Mother-of-two Thelma Harwood also read to the children. She said: “It was lovely to read to them. It made me think of my own children and what I used to do with them.”

Samantha Ely, home manager at Longmoor Lodge Care Home Notthingham, on Longmoor Lane, said: “Both John and Thelma thoroughly enjoyed going to see the children at Brookhill House Day Nursery.

“We’d like to thank them for having us and we’re already looking forward to the next visit.”

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