LETTER: Wiggle it

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I am writing to encourage children’s groups, schools, libraries, and friends and family across Sussex to host a Giant Wiggle during the week of 20-26 March 2017.

Now in its fourth year, the Giant Wiggle celebrates the much-loved storybook The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ by bringing children together in conga lines to wiggle like little caterpillars and encouraging them to develop their imaginations through storytelling and creativity.

It’s a wonderful way to help encourage children’s development by helping them read, communicate, understand their feelings, make friends and be curious about the world around them.

We know the early years are crucial to children’s futures; from being healthy and happy, to doing well in school and beyond – developing their imaginations through play and story-telling is key to this.

Action for Children provides early years child development, learning and childcare services across the UK, and is calling on the Government to ensure that child development is made a priority.

Since 2014, more than 110,000 children have taken part in more than 2,400 Giant Wiggle events, raising money in support of our work to help disadvantaged children, young people and families.

To join in the caterpillar fun and host your own Giant Wiggle between 20–26 March 2017, register at actionforchildren.org.uk/giantwiggle

Samantha Reid

Legacy and Community Development Manager, Action for Children

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