Fife youngsters invited to interactive play roadshow

Ailsa and Niall Livie with their daughter aboard the PlayTalkRead bus.
Ailsa and Niall Livie with their daughter aboard the PlayTalkRead bus.

Parents in Fife are being invited to take their youngsters to a new free interactive playground which is touring the Kingdom.

The PlayTalkRead bus ‘Benji’ is visiting a number of towns and villages in Fife next week.

Designed as a free drop in playground, Benji offers parents and carers a fun and relaxed environment where they can pick up new ideas and tips to play, talk and read more with their little ones.

Benji will be stopping at: Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy on Monday, July 20 from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 2.00-4.00 p.m; the Tryst Centre in Dunfermline on Tuesday, July 21 from 10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m and 2.00-4.00 p.m; Hope Place in St Monan’s on Wednesday, July 22 from 10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m and 2.00-4.00 p.m.; Savoy Sports Hall, Methil on Thursday, July 23 from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 2.00-4.00 p.m and Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy on Friday, July 24 from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 2.00-4.00 p.m.

On board, parents and carers of 0 – three year olds can enjoy interactive storytelling, song and rhyme sessions and craft activities.

The qualified and experienced play leaders will also showcase lots of great low-cost or free activities that can fit into parents’ daily routines. Fiona McLeod, acting minister for children and young people, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming all the mums, dads, grandparents and carers in Fife on board Benji. I’m delighted to see so many families getting involved.” Entry to the PlayTalkRead roadshow is free.

To find out more visit www.playtalkread.org