Winter Wonderland in Glen Innes

Talking Matters had a great time at the Anglican Trust for Women and Children’s Winter Wonderland in Glen Innes on 4th August.

 The free family event at St Mary’s Cooperating Church promoted services in the community.

Talking Matters and the Glen Innes Family Centre had a stall making fabric books with tamariki and their whānau.

“Initially, we thought all the children would be busy decorating cupcakes and jumping on the bouncy castle and have no time or energy for books,” says Talking Matters community manager Emma Quigan.

“In reality, lots of children enjoyed the quiet time to reflect on their day and create something.”

“Older children loved making personalised books for their younger siblings and cousins,” Emma says.

“It goes to show how powerful reading with babies and toddlers is. And the responsibility doesn't just rest on mothers!”


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