Fife families can read their way into the record books

Chae Strathie will provide the entertainment at the Take Time for a Story record attempt at Michael Wood Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes.
Chae Strathie will provide the entertainment at the Take Time for a Story record attempt at Michael Wood Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes.
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Children and parents in Fife are being urged to sign up for a one-off record-breaking attempt.

The aim is for families to read their way into the record books at the event in Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, Glenrothes, on Tuesday, May 19, at 10am.

We’d love to smash this record and need as many parents and children as possible to sign up to come along.

Carrie Lindsay

It’s hoped around 1000 people will take part and attempt to break the record for the most parents reading to their children at the same time.

Free tickets are going fast, and organisers hope as many families as possible come forward to help get Fife into the record books.

The record attempt is part of the Take Time for a Story campaign, which aims to encourage parents to spend time storytelling with their child in the early years.

Carrie Lindsay, head of education and children’s services, said: “Hundreds of families have signed up to help us break this record, which celebrates storytelling and the positive impact it has on your child’s development.

“We’d love to smash this record and need as many parents and children as possible to sign up to come along. It’s set to be a brilliant event and we can’t wait to share a story with almost 1000 people.”

Families will be entertained on the day by children’s authors Chae Strathie and Tony Bonning, and every child who attends will receive a free book and certificate to take home.

This event is being run by Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action, Fife Cultural Trust and Fife Sports & Leisure Trust.

Free tickets are available now at readfife.eventbrite.co.uk