To commemorate Children's Mental Health Week, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, will read a CBeebies Bedtime Story (7th-13th February). To coincide with this year's subject of 'Growing Together,' the Duchess has chosen to read Jill Tomlinson's The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.
Children's Mental Health Week is a national event that highlights and recognises the mental health of children. This year, children and adults are encouraged to reflect on their emotional development, recognising that doing new things can help people move beyond their comfort zones, and that difficulties and disappointments can help them progress and adapt.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Paul Howard, follows the story of Plop, a baby barn owl, who is helped by others to grow in confidence and overcome his fears.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark read by The Duchess of Cambridge will air at 6.50pm, Sunday 13 February.