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First responders in Nova Scotia making bedtime more fun for kids

Paramedics, fire fighters and police officers from Pictou County are recording Facebook videos of themselves reading bedtime stories for children.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
May 07, 2020
New Glasgow Regional Police Const. Trudi MacPherson reads Mud Puddle. Photo: Facebook

Bedtime can be tough at the best of times, and right now many parents are struggling, particularly in Nova Scotia, which has seen terrible tragedy in recent weeks. Pictou County’s first responders wanted to do something to lift the spirits of both children and parents. So they started a Facebook group, Story Time with Pictou County First Responders, where they record and post videos of themselves reading bedtime stories for children. The group now has more than 800 members.

Cpl. Claire Corkum says people working in emergency services see a lot of difficult family situations on the job and simply wanted to bring some joy to Nova Scotia families. She hopes the videos (15 so far), which include The Wonky Donkey, There’s a Bear on my Chair, and the classic Green Eggs and Ham, can offer tired parents a break and give kids something fun to occupy them.

Source: CBC News, Facebook

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