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Settle in to listen!



Session Brief

Storytime is a great opportunity to relive the joy of having someone read to you. Some of us may have had bedtime stories or had a teacher read to us at school, and will recall the pleasure this gave. For those who have never experienced this beyond access to slightly more emotionally removed audiobooks, stand by for the warm, fuzzy feeling of a live reading shared with other listeners. Here, also, is a chance to appreciate unfamiliar tales or even revisit a yarn that is an old friend. Just book in, listen and enjoy!


The Universe is made of Stories, not Atoms.

- Muriel Rukeyser


Session Details

How Does

It Work?

Each week Ann-Marie will read a different story to members to give adults a reminder of the joy of being read to - grown ups need stories too! Juat come along and settle in! You can have your camera and mic switched off for this if you want to, it's very relaxed and a perfect sessions to have from your bed.

What do

I Need?

You will need your laptop or mobile device, your session zoom link and a quiet, cosy space to settle in and listen.

What Do

I Do?

Ann-Marie will lead the session, so you get to just be there and relax while you listen. Please ensure that you mute yourself if there is any noise given that the rest of the group will be listening to Ann-Marie too.

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At The Bee Tree Community

we also believe in 4 A Day;

to maintain our overall wellbeing

we need to pay attention to

not only our physical health,

but our emotional, mental

and spiritual health too:

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Part of your 4 A Day!

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Emotional Benefits

  • Lowers stress

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces depression

  • Improves confidence

  • Helps regulate mood

  • Reduces feelings of loneliness

  • Increases self esteem

  • Improves motivation

  • Develops self expression


Physical Benefits

  • Strengthens the heart

  • Improves breathing

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Helps with digestive problems

  • Improves appetite

  • Increases energy levels


Mental Benefits

  • Improves overall brain health

  • Calms the mind

  • Strengthens concentration & focus

  • Increases memory

  • Boosts mental alertness

  • Improves thinking

  • Develops communication abilities


Spiritual Benefits

  • Promotes positivity

  • Creates feelings of belonging

  • Provides a sense of purpose

  • Generates a sense of achievement

  • Creates feelings of happiness and contentment