Thursday, 10 September 2009

Story Time Fun

Yesterday was the launch of the first Story Time event in our shop, and wow wow wow!

Just moments before, as we set out the cookies and poured the milk, all of us in the Naturalmat shop began to get last-minute jitters. We suddenly wondered whether anyone would turn up. We started to wonder - did we hand out enough fliers, call enough mothers,? Was there anything we had forgotten to do?

But lo and behold the clock turned 4 and mothers and children began to pour in. How lovely the sound of little children giggling are... and how wonderful to see their eyes light up at the sight of cookies and milk in pretty lavender cups.

Our brand manager Eva very kindly offered her services as book reader and boy did she deliver! (We now know she could fall back on a career in child care.) All of the kids sat around, staring up at her silently waiting as if they knew it was going to be a great story. As she shook her hands around so did they, and as she read they looked up at her in awe. At one point, one of the toddlers Kitty decided it was time to take a snoop around the shop. Most of us (myself included) were too busy listening to the story to even notice her sticking her head in the cupboard and grabbing another cookie (watch out Mum!)

When the story ended, everyone stayed to chat and get to know each other. It was lovely to meet some of the mums in our area and to see them meet each other. By the end of the hour there wasn't a drop of milk or a crumb of cookie left in sight. What a wonderful way to bring together the mums and kids in our area. We can't wait to do it all again next week!

Marilyn @Naturalmat


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