Residents at The Lodge Care Home celebrated Pyjamarama
Residents at The Lodge Care Home celebrated Pyjamarama

Care home residents in Hemel Hempstead celebrate Pyjamarama day by sharing their favourite books

Pyjamarama is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy reading stories - in their pyjamas

Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:13 pm

Residents at a care home in Hemel Hempstead took a trip down memory lane as they celebrated Pyjamarama day.

Staff at The Lodge Care Home, on Broad Street, decided to create their own version of Pyjamarama day by asking the residents to reminisce about books and authors they liked when they were children.

BookTrust’s Pyjamarama is all about getting children excited about reading, and fundraising to make sure that every child gets a bedtime story.

Sarah Beck, of The Lodge Care Home, said: "Last Saturday we had a pyjama day here at The Lodge, we took the idea from the national day, but being the older end of the sector, we decided to reminisce about the books they used to read, and their childhood favourites. They loved it.

"We told good old fashion stories that we would read to our children like the 'gingerbread man' and the 'enormous turnip', we had a nursery rhymes quiz and guess the author by the first line of the book.

"We also spoke about books and authors we like now. Brian’s favourite book was/is the 39 steps so we ordered one in for him. Bob said it was great to wear our pjs for the day and listen to stories we haven’t heard in ages.

"It was great fun to have lots of books out and stories to tell and our residents do love a quiz, I actually learnt a lot from the quiz as well.

"It was a nice day and we all enjoyed reminiscing."

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