We were delighted to have the support of national children’s mental health charity Place2Be.
"Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem. Half of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 which is why early identification and intervention to address these problems is important.
We know from our experience that reading with your child in a warm, non-judgemental manner can be an excellent way to open up conversations about emotions, feelings and behaviours and help children to feel less alone.
As a parent it can sometimes be hard to have these conversations but using characters in books, and the situations they experience, can help start a dialogue. Reading together can help you spot worries and anxieties before they are magnified."