PlayTalkRead is part of the wider range of support provided for parents and families through the Scottish Government's Parent Club. PlayTalkRead is aimed at promoting positive parenting in order to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment. Smart Play Network is the delivery partner managing and delivering the PlayTalkRead roadshow. We visit all 32 Local Authorities throughout the year on our range of bespoke vehicles, Benji (our Double Decker bus), Bertie (our sensory lorry) and Bonnie (our box vehicle with pull out pod and slide). We offer drop in sessions for play, story time, singing and messy play and targeted and sensory block bookings. All our activities are fun, simple and easily replicated at home, all with the aim of encouraging parents and children to enjoy spending time together.
For more information about the PlayTalkRead roadshow, find us on the Parent Club Website.
PLAYTALKREAD ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19
If you would like an insight into the delivery of our PlayTalkRead roadshow and the great impact it has on families, children and communities, please take a read of our annual report attached below.
Changing Children’s Future by Changing Today’s Culture
MEET THE PLAYTALKREAD TEAM
Senior Play Worker
Jenny drives Benji the bus all over Scotland and loves meeting new families everywhere she goes. Give her a toot toot or a wave!
Alison loves colourful and creative activities like painting and printing , using everything from bubble wrap and sponges to cut up fruit, and leaves!
Ailsa loves looking for children's books that make people smile - silly stories and rhyming tales, but books that are good to cuddle up with are her favourites!
Rhona loves reading to her children and enjoyed making up stories and songs with them when they were little. Now that they are older, Rhona enjoys play time with her nephews.
Andie likes to read and do jigsaw puzzles with her children.
Calum is a huge fan of building forts and then exploding out of them. Also drawn to bright lights and flashing colours
Kay loves playing with grown ups and children, finding new and fun activities to do on the bus and at home!
Stephanie loves committed high-5's and being able to build things as tall as possible before running off