Play Talk Read

Have you caught the PlayTalkRead bus yet? It is visiting lots of places around Glasgow this month so there’s still time to catch it. There will be baby massage, a Bookbug song and storytime session and play@home will be running interactive play time sessions all for free.

Here are the upcoming tour dates:

12/03/12 – Drumchapel Health Centre, 80-90 Kinfauns Drive, G15 7TS

13/03/12 – Forge Shopping Centre, 1221 Gallowgate, G31 4EB

14/03/12 – Shakespeare Street, Maryhill, G20 9SH

15/03/12 – Shandwick Square Shopping Centre, Easterhouse Township Centre, G34 9DT

16/03/12 – Castlemilk Shopping Arcade (The Braes), 15 Dougrie Drive, G45 9AD

To find out more information, visit their website: or search for Play Talk Read on Facebook and like their page.

They are also running a competition at the moment for tips on how to talk with your little one. If you fancy entering the competition it closes on Sunday. For those who think they never win anything, I entered last week with a tip for play ideas and I was a runner up!

The play idea that I shared was this:

I give my little one a tray full of pompoms of different sizes, a whisk, a scoop and some other boxes/ tubs of different sizes and he just loves pouring them, moving them, picking them up etc. To further develop this game we also talk about the colour of the pompoms and the size of them too and once he has the concept of numbers we can count them out into the tubs. For now though he just loves moving them about from tub to tub.