All aboard as the roadshow arrives

The PlayTalkRead bus is coming to Midlothian
The PlayTalkRead bus is coming to Midlothian

The PlayTalkRead roadshow is coming to Midlothian.

From Monday, January 18, the bus will be providing free fun activities for parents and carers and their children, aged up to five years.

The tour has already taken in the Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg, and Loanhead Leisure Centre this week.

Today (Tuesday) the bus will be at Lidl Dalkeith from 10am to 12.30pm and Mayfield Leisure Centre from 2pm to 4pm.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) the tour takes in Newtongrange Library from 10am to 12.30pm and then Cowden Park, Dalkeith, from 2pm to 4pm.

The PlayTalkRead bus will be at Lidl Penicuik on Thursday, January 21 from 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm.

The tour ends at Gorebridge Leisure Centre on Friday, January 22. The sessions are from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

The bus will be hosting free storytelling and rhythm sessions and a range of play and activity sessions, to promote and raise awareness of the benefits of positive parental engagement.

The aim is that parents can build on the ideas and activities at home with their children.

Activities are on a drop-in and informal basis. However, if you wish to arrange session times for groups of children and parents (up to a maximum capacity of 15) contact with Sarah Sibbert on 0131 664 2308 or on in advance of the date in mind.