Literacy

50 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We visited our local library again last weekend. Daisy always enjoys exploring the children's area; with its book stands, displays, posters, small tables, chairs and beanbag cushions it’s a very stimulating environment.  We introduced a variety of books to Daisy and she took the opportunity to select some books herself. After a while, we sat together… Continue reading 50 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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‘Share A Story’ World Book Day 2019 Theme

It's World Book Day 2019 on March 7th.  Don't forget to look on the official World Book Day website where there's plenty of resources and inspiration for children of all ages. Take a look and search in the resources to find something that suits your grandchild.  There are activities, things to make, reading ideas, extracts,… Continue reading ‘Share A Story’ World Book Day 2019 Theme

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Using Usborne Snap Cards for matching, sorting and language skills

A New Year and now that we've packed up from the festive session I have time to return to sharing more of my experiences as a grandparent.  Spending most of the festive holiday with our granddaughter we had plenty of play time together and those times have inspired ideas for this blog. I purchased a… Continue reading Using Usborne Snap Cards for matching, sorting and language skills

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Making meaningful marks: getting ready to write

Messy play for Daisy regularly involves paint and different papers. She has paint brushes and sponges and sometimes she just enjoys the paint itself, tracing her fingers through the paint. Sometimes I see her 'play' with her food in the same way, running her fingers through the sauce. Daisy's hard at work 'mark making', using… Continue reading Making meaningful marks: getting ready to write

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‘Hurry scurry, flip flop, Toddle Waddle’ with your toddler at the seaside

We've just been on holiday and we've been refreshed by both our destination and being able to spend days with our granddaughter. Holiday Reading  As the holiday to the seaside was approaching, I went in search of books to pack, to add to Daisy's holiday reading, and I found the board book version of 'Toddle… Continue reading ‘Hurry scurry, flip flop, Toddle Waddle’ with your toddler at the seaside

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Taking the summer reading challenge

Summer Reading Challenge When I went to the library I spotted their flyers for this summer's reading challenge for children and I had a flood of happy memories.  Memories of school holidays as a parent, with regular library visits throughout the summer, with an avid reader aiming to achieve the summer's reading challenge.  I had… Continue reading Taking the summer reading challenge

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More about the value of your local library

I’m continuing to use our local libraries to find a variety of books to share with Daisy.  I’m selecting different types of books; board books, interactive books, books with flaps as well books with traditional pages.  Where possible I also try to  include a book that links with Daisy's current interests. So given Daisy's interest in… Continue reading More about the value of your local library