Storybook Waves and Reading Force have officially launched a new partnership that will help children feel close to their parents through story-telling.
The project, supported by funding from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, enables parents to be offered a free picture book when they record a Storybook Waves CD, and given a Reading Force scrapbook, enriching the child’s experience of the story and encouraging them to share it with the rest of the family, at home or away.
Dr Alison Baverstock, Army wife for 30 years, best-selling author, academic, and founder and Director of Reading Force said: “Storybook Waves and Reading Force are united in our support for Service people and their families, and we are both promoting the value of reading and stories to help keep people close. So it’s wonderful to be partnering in this new venture.”
The Revd. Simon Springett,CEO of Aggie Weston’s, and a former seafaring Royal Navy Chaplain said: “Aggie Weston’s has supported storybook Waves since the project was first conceived, and I am delighted to commend the partnership with Reading Force.
“Much more than the sum of it it’s parts, this new partnership significantly enhances the support already offered to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary by the two projects. The recorded bedtime stories created through Storybook Waves have up to now supported families primarily during significant periods of separation. Reading Force has brought Service children and families closer together though shared reading between and during deployments.”