Is a proven family engagement tool benefiting children between the ages of 3 and 8, giving to the parents the confidence to encourage and support their children’s love of stories and physical literacy, irrespective of their own abilities or confidence levels.
The strength of this project is that, unlike other similar projects, Ziggies recognises the need for a whole family approach and uses a peer mentoring programme to ensure Ziggies is run ‘by parents, to parents’.
The weekly Ziggies sessions are led by parent-volunteers who have been trained and are supported by project co-ordinators to ensure they are fully equipped to lead a Ziggies session. Over 30 downloadable weekly sessions are available for volunteers to choose from.
There is great excitement each Thursday afternoon when a different story is told through play, activities and dramatic reading!
All the children and adults who completed an evaluation form were extremely positive about the experience.
Learning Together Report - People and Work Unit
Ziggies has been brilliant for my daughter, she loves arts, crafts and games. She looks forward to every session, we both do, so much infact that I have become a volunteer.
I love the continuous support I have been receiving from the Ziggies Team. They are always there when I need them.
I couldn’t think of half of the stuff that we do in Ziggies, because im on my own with Bailee and I have dyslexia, I wouldn’t know where to start without Ziggies, it has given me the confidence to do things with her at home. Bailee loves it and so do I
Leigh Edwards, parent at Glantaf Infants