We are affiliated to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which has sent over 80 million books to children worldwide.
Imagine Nation started in Hastings by providing books to children living in supported accommodation. These children receive one book per month posted through their door. Imagine Nation raises funds to pay for the books and postage. Imagine Nation is a growing charity and our aim is to provide books to all pre-school children in Hastings and St Leonards.
When reading begins, learning never ends.
Books fuel a child's imagination. Regularly reading books with an adult enhances a child's ability to communicate effectively. Children who have experience of books are better prepared for school and for life thereafter. Providing books to the youngest in our community has a positive impact on their lives.
This is what one of the Mum’s said about her and her child’s experience of receiving the books:
“Miya used to have speech problems but reading to her and repeating sounds helped. The health visitor said that receiving the Imagination Library books has helped Miya. The scheme has made me closer to Miya. She comes and sits close to me and snuggles in when I read to her. When I read it calms me down. I used to be quite an angry person but reading with Miya helps me to calm down.
I think it's a good programme and everyone should be on it. I want Miya to be smart and do well in her life, not like me. I think enjoying books will help. Without the programme I wouldn't have started reading to Miya at such a young age. I wasn't a big fan of reading but then I saw how Miya enjoyed the books which she got."
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