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WHAT'SONINBURY SummerReadingChallenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Bury libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this Summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

What Is The Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow, and read, any six library books over the Summer.  The theme for 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family, The Rockets, for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.  By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help The Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

How To Take Part

All children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

When Does It Start?

Space Chase launches in library across Bury on 13th July and run until 7th September.

Events

There are fun events over the Summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including:-

  • Ramsbottom Library on 31st July
  • Bury Library on 13th August
  • Prestwich Library on 14th August
  • Radcliffe Library on 21st August

Click the links above for full details of each event

All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw, and the Bury School with the highest percentage of their pupils completing the challenge will win a visit from Craig Bradley – ‘That Poetry Bloke’ the hilarious performance poet.

 

Further details regarding the Summer Reading Challenge can be found HERE.

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Child Online Safety

You will all have heard about the recent online scares regarding the MOMO challenge, along with the creepy image and the disturbing information.

There are lots of articles and stories out there now saying that it was a hoax, but by the very nature of it going viral, the Government taking appropriate action, schools and parents taking extra precautions… this in itself has a huge impact on children discussing it with friends in the playground etc.

There are so many devices, apps and online platforms for children now that youngster being online these days is taken for granted and part of the norm.  The MOMO challenge threat led me to look into child online safety to bring not only myself up to date, but to share it with you too.

Some of the advice out there might be obvious but with busy lives, these things can easily be forgotten.

Talk To Your Child

With the digital world changing all the time, the NSPCC recommends:

Help them to stay safe online by working as a team and following these simple steps:

NSPCC Online Safety Advice

Teach Your Child To Be Share Aware

Being careful about what personal information we share online is obvious to you and I, however, kids can innocently pass this information on to strangers.  The NSPCC have created a video that you can show your children, if you feel it is appropriate for them.  You can find the video HERE – take a look to see if you think it might help your personal situation.

Inform Yourself

Find out more about the social networks, and online games, your kids use by visiting Net Aware.  Find out about age ratings and how they are used.

There are two official ways you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child.  Both the BBFC (ratings for films, TV and music videos) and PEGI (ratings for games) have search facilities to enable parents to look up individual titles to check age ratings and suitability.

Online Safety - Age Ratings

Bought Your Child A New Device?

Set up the device together and use it as a starting point to having conversations about online safety. This can help build trust and confidence, enabling your child to know what to do if they ever feel troubled or unsafe. There are also settings to help with preventing children from viewing upsetting or inappropriate content, managing which apps can be downloaded, limiting purchases within them and turning off location sharing.

If you would like some expert advice in setting your child’s device up, O2 online safety gurus are NSPCC trained advisors and they are based in O2 stores.  Book your appointment here.  The service is free of charge regardless of network.

Parental Controls

Quite often the things that are the most obvious are the ones overlooked.

Set up parental controls on all devices your child/ children has access to.  Give yourself the peace of mind to know they are only viewing things suitable for their age.

Get Advice

If you want to talk to someone about online safety regarding parental controls, privacy and social networks the NSPCC, in conjunction with O2 have set up a helpline.  You can contact them at 0808 800 5002.

What Else We, As Parents, Can Do

  • Get involved with your child’s online life
  • Be fully aware of everything your child is exposed to online.
  • Keep them safe and monitor their online activity regularly.

Further Information

For more information about internet safety for children, the NSPCC website is very helpful.

I also found the website National Online Safety very helpful. There are guides for all social media platforms and they even have parent courses if you feel this might be beneficial, or if you want that extra peace of mind.

Follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER for all the latest news and events.

 

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Who Let The Dad’s Out

A chance to give mum’s a lie in and meet with other dad’s in the local area.  Let the kids play in a safe environment while dad’s can enjoy a bacon butty and a brew.

Suitable for children from birth to age 7.

The club takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Contact: David Brummitt

07811 004637

 

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My Pet Pals

Come and join in the fun at this free workshop helping to teach children how rewarding having pets can be.  Meet the fish whilst learning how to keep them happy and healthy in this funds, hands-on workshop.

Aimed at children aged 5-11.

For further information, and to book your child’s place, take a look at the website HERE

WHAT'SONINBURY PetsAtHomeMyPetPalsWorkshop FantasticFish

My PetPals

Come and join in the fun at this free workshop helping to teach children how rewarding having pets can be.  Meet the fish whilst learning how to keep them happy and healthy in this funds, hands-on workshop.

Aimed at children aged 5-11.

For further information, and to book your child’s place, take a look at the website HERE

WHAT'SONINBURY PetsAtHomeMyPetPalsWorkshop FantasticFish

My Pet Pals

Come and join in the fun at this free workshop helping to teach children how rewarding having pets can be.  Meet the fish whilst learning how to keep them happy and healthy in this funds, hands-on workshop.

Aimed at children aged 5-11.

For further information, and to book your child’s place, take a look at the website HERE

WHAT'SONINBURY EastLancashireRailwayWizardAcademy

Wizard Academy

Join in the fun at the East Lancashire Railway this half term with the return of the amazing Wizard Academy.

You will be signing up for your first day at the Grand Old School of Wizardry, learning spells and magic whilst helping to save one of the school’s magical artefacts from villainous warlocks.

Contact: 03333 202830

WHAT'SONINBURY SmythsToyStoreEventMay

Smyths Toy Store Event

Smyths Stores are holding a party this weekend.

Fun on the day includes: –

  • Free face painting
  • £50 voucher giveaway
  • Free mini giveaway
  • Poster
  • Stickers
  • DJ

*Whilst stocks last

How would you like a £6 voucher off a £15 spend to take with you?  Take a look at our post HERE to download your voucher.  The offer ends on Monday so don’t miss out.