Story of the month

Welcome to our Story of the month page. We understand the importance of storytelling. It is a great opportunity to introduce children to new language and build upon their listening skills. Each month we will introduce you to a new story read by a member of our team to share with your children. 

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October

Story of the month - My Shadow is Pink

Read by Laura who is an Early Years Trainer 

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity.

Inspired by the author’s own little boy, ‘Shadow’s’ main character likes princesses, fairies and things ‘not for boys’…he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.

September

Story of the month - My Uncle And Me

Read by Emily who works at the Ashbourne Day Nurseries Support Office

Follow the journey of a loving uncle and nephew, through their day to day fun activities, such as swimming and playing together in the park. This little boy is often compared to his uncle because they look the same, but he wants his own identity. It’s not always easy being in someone else’s shadow, with people expecting you to behave the same and make similar choices. This fun, rhyming children’s book is aimed at anyone who has been compared to their siblings, family members or friends. The key thing to remember is, you are one of a kind no matter what anyone else says.

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August

Story of the month - The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh

Read by Chanelle who works at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Fenny Stratford 

Harpreet Singh has a different colour for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka – the turban all Sikhs wear – smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet’s mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?

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Our Quailty Manager, Jordan McCormick, explains the importance of storytelling!

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We have 17 nurseries across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. 

More information on each of our nurseries can be found on their individual pages. 

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