National Childrens Day

Arts & Education
Babies and toddlers in Tameside are being encouraged to pick up a book for National Children's Day UK 2019 (NCDUK19)
NCDUK19, which takes place on Sunday 12 May, is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.
In the run up to NCDUK19, Tameside Council's Grow in Tameside will be promoting books and reading in all Little Learners and baby group sessions in support of the Tameside Loves Reading programme. The three year programme acts as an umbrella to a range of services to deliver to children, young people and adults across the borough to harness a love and enjoyment of reading and improving literacy skills.  As part of NCDUK19 there will be a promotional book each term and this term's book in some Children's Centres will be the Hungry Caterpillar.
Grow in Tameside is a new vision providing a service to all parents, carers and guardians in the community. 
At Little Learners, as part of the early years' curriculum to encourage positive interaction through music with children using simple songs and rhymes which encourage bonding, Tameside Music Service will be delivering sessions open to families with children aged 0-5 years on:
30 April, 2.30pm at Ridge Hill Children's Centre, School Crescent, Stalybridge, SK15 1EA
1 May, 10.30am at St Peters Children's Centre, Trafalgar Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0LL.
8 May, 2.15pm at Hyde Children's Centre, Flowery Centre, Old Road, Hyde, SK14 4SQ
3 May, 10.30am at Greenside Children's Centre, Greenside Lane, Droylsden, M43 7RA
Over the five years since the launch of NCDUK it has attracted the support of thousands of organisations throughout the UK. These include: community groups, children's centres, nurseries, schools, local authorities, hospitals, hospices, museums, theatres, play organisations, arts centres, local charities, business and shopping malls.
A spokesperson for Tameside Council's Early Year's team said:
"Grow in Tameside supports the growth and development of children and families in the area. It provides information and advice on ante-natal classes; children's physical activities; communication, behaviour and mental wellbeing; as well as advice on parenting groups.
"Everyone wants their family to reach their full potential and Grow is designed to make it easy for you to get the right support when needed.  There are lots of fun activities taking place in support of this year's National Children's Day for children and families across Tameside to help them learn and lead healthy lives." 
For more information:
Twitter @NCDUK2019