Kids 1st and Helen McArdle Care celebrate National Storytelling Week together

1st Feb 2012
Kids 1st and Helen McArdle Care celebrate National Storytelling Week together

This week  nursery children and care home residents  have shared timeless children’s stories together to celebrate National Storytelling Week.

During the twelfth annual National Storytelling week, family run businesses, Helen McArdle Care and Kids 1st Nurseries, have brought together two generations to read stories that have been popular throughout the lives of residents and their families, and that are now popular still with children.

Helen McArdle, Chairman and Founder of Helen McArdle Care and Kids 1st Nurseries, is delighted that the two are joining together to celebrate such a special week. As head of a big family  herself Helen has fond memories of storytelling: “My favourite children’s book, which I have read to many members of my family and still continue to do so, is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram.

Storytelling is something that everyone enjoys, whatever their age, and it is lovely to see two very different generations come together and find a common interest and it is interesting that the children are still enjoying stories that the residents have enjoyed for over 60 years.”