As part of activities marking Drowning Prevention Week, the Duchess of York, this week, read ‘Tobi Learns to Swim’ on her daily YouTube channel, Storytime With Fergie And Friends.
The picture book for children was written by Nigerian author, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi.
The aim of Drowning Prevention Week campaign this year is to give individuals and families the skills and the knowledge they require to enjoy the water safely. During Drowning Prevention Week, schools, clubs and other organisations host events to promote and educate about water safety.
With physical activities still limited across the globe at the moment, the Duchess contributed her quota towards assisting parents and guardians in helping children fall in love with swimming through her read aloud session featuring the book by Talabi.
Talabi is the publisher of Clever Clogs Books and the convener of the Akada Children’s Book Festival. Talabi is “passionate about creating visually-engaging, culturally-relevant content for children, and has a desire to see steadily increasing literacy rates in her community.” On how people can get the book, Talabi shared that it is available online at cleverclogsbooks.com