With our partner organisations Prison Reading Groups and SafeGround we give children visiting their parent or other relative in prison a GAB bag, a book, plus notebook and pencil. We’ve had some lovely feedback.
“I wish you could have seen the children’s faces when they were given their books, and what was even lovelier was going around and hearing some of the little ones either trying to read or getting the story read to them.” Before the books were handed out the facilitator read a couple of stories and did a few action songs for Dads/Uncles/Brothers to join in with the children and she added: “It was wonderful to see the concentration on the children’s faces as they listened. If it has encouraged 1 Father to read to their child I would be more than happy.”
And feedback from the parents include: “It’s a great way to spend time together,” “It gave us something to do and it was great to spend some time with my boy reading.”