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PlayTalkRead

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.

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PlayTalkRead Team

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CARLENE JAMIESON

Programme Coordinator

Carlene loves to spend time with her favourite people and her dog Luna. She also enjoys sewing, watching documentaries and going on adventures with her daughter.

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ALISON SMALL

Project Lead

Alison loves crafting and creative activities and is happiest when out and about meeting families all over Scotland

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SIOBHAN DUNCAN

Project Officer

Siobhan loves anything yellow, especially Sunflowers! She loves spending her free time painting acrylic canvases & playing guitar

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CHRISTIAN NAMETI-BABA

Project Officer

Cristian is always up for an outdoors adventure, but he also loves quiet days in, relaxing by playing a game of chess

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ELLIE SWANSTON

Project Officer

Ellie enjoys making new things with arts and crafts, especially when it gets messy! In her free time she likes to read and play games on her computer.

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Jennifer Macfarlane

Lead 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!

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WILLIAM SIMPSON

Play Worker

William loves art and science and has lots of fun when those things collide! Also a fan of good stories and silly jokes!

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MARYANN CUNNINGHAM

Play Worker

Maryann loves singing, and reading aloud anything written by Julia Donaldson. In her free time you can find her watching shark documentaries or talking to her plants in the garden

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STEPHANIE LYNCH

Play Worker

Stephanie loves committed high-5's and
being able to build things as tall as
possible before running off

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MURRAY RENTON

Play Worker

Murray loves creating things, dressing up and and making costumes, being outside and singing with the birds.

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ANGELA DAVEY

Play Worker

Angie loves reading with her grandchildren, along with painting and doing crafts.

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KEVIN JUDGE

Play Worker

More Gruffalo than Highway Rat, Kevin has the imagination to bring fun to any party across Scotland. Overqualified in messy play and making noises, Kevin loves nothing more than reading stories to his wee pal, Niamh

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TONI MARTIN

Play Worker

Toni loves reading aloud rhyming books, punny jokes and handmade woolly things. Believes a wee cup of tea and home bakes solves anything.

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MEGAN PURVIS-OGORMAN

Play Worker

Megan loves  to sing and read fairy-tale books. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, adventuring with her two dogs.

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CAMILA RICHARDSON

Play Worker

Camila loves finding ways of turning everyday junk into fun, magical worlds.