140 tots conga with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ to launch the Giant Wiggle

Posted by / Wednesday 25 January 2017 / Fundraising Events
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Around 140 toddlers wiggled along in a giant conga with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ at the Play Factore in Manchester this morning (Wednesday 25 January) to launch Action for Children’s Giant Wiggle 2017.
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Now in its fourth year, the Giant Wiggle celebrates the UK’s most-read children’s book by bringing children together in conga lines to wiggle like little caterpillars and encouraging them to play and develop their imaginations through storytelling and creativity.
After the fun-filled walk around the venue, the under-fives and their parents took part in a morning of caterpillar-themed activities before sitting down to a reading of the timeless tale.
"The Giant Wiggle is a wonderful way to help encourage children’s development by helping them read, communicate, understand their feelings, make friends, be curious about the world around them and develop their physical health through themed activities such as interacting storytelling, role playing and arts and crafts."
Action for Children’s Samantha Reid

"We know the early years are crucial to children’s future outcomes, from being healthy and happy, to doing well in school and gaining employment – and developing their imaginations through play and story-telling is key to this"

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We provides early years child development, learning and childcare services to thousands of children across the UK, and is calling on the Government to ensure that child development is made a national priority in England.
We are encouraging children’s groups, schools, libraries, and friends and family across the UK to host their own Giant Wiggle between 20 – 26 March 2017 to raise money in support of its work to help disadvantaged children, young people and families.

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