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Bexley libraries host teddy bear events

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 May 2018

Cllr Teresa O'Neill said the project will encourage children to think about healthy eating and exercise. Picture: Bexley Council

Cllr Teresa O'Neill said the project will encourage children to think about healthy eating and exercise. Picture: Bexley Council

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Throughout the rest of May and early June, each of Bexley’s libraries will be hosting a series of free teddy bear events for children aged 2-4.

Children and parents will be able to have fun and enjoy a variety of interactive songs, poems and stories, as well as a shared picnic of delicious and healthy snacks.

The funding for the Teddy Bears picnic events was secured by Bexley’s Libraries team, who successfully bid for it via the ‘Engaging Libraries’ programme, co-funded by the Carnegie UK Trust and Wellcome Trust.

The aim of the sessions is to make parents and young children more aware of healthy eating options by sparking their curiosity through song, dance and poetry.

Leader of Bexley Council, Cllr Teresa O’Neill, said: “Libraries are places in the community where people can come and learn about all sorts of things.

“With this project, parents will be able to bring their children to a fun activity that will encourage them to think about how healthy eating and exercise can equip us for a bright, healthy future.”

For further information on dates and times of the sessions, ask your local library or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries.


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