Waterford Directory of Services - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford Directory of Services

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Snuggle Stories – Showcase

In December 2016 the Family Support Working Group and the Snuggle Stories task group had an opportunity to showcase the Snuggle Stories initiative. This is an action under CYPSC, which encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together. Each pack, which is distributed by Public Health Nurses, includes free books and free library membership. During the event a parent and grandparent spoke of their personal experience of using the snuggle book pack and the enjoyment it gave both themselves and their children. This has been a very successful interagency project which brought together the HSE, Waterford Childcare Committee, Respond, the Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre, Foroige, WWETB, Waterford City and County Council and TUSLA under the CYPSC umbrella and put in place an additional support for families with young children. 2017 hopes to see further development of the initiative. Snuggle Stories Presentation.