Literacy

World Book Day 2020; theme to ‘share a million stories’; Thursday 5th March

Did you know that this year it's World Book Day 2020 on March 5th? The theme for World Book Day 2020 is to share a million stories and encourages us to share stories from breakfast to bedtime.  The official World Book Day 2020 website has resources for this year's 'sharing stories' theme and ideas for… Continue reading World Book Day 2020; theme to ‘share a million stories’; Thursday 5th March

Literacy

Using Story Sacks to bring Story Books to Life

Back in May, I wrote a blog about 50 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar  and described a visit to the local library with Daisy where we selected some books and a Story Sack to borrow from the library.  While Daisy is now familiar with borrowing library books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was her first… Continue reading Using Story Sacks to bring Story Books to Life

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

Literacy

‘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

Understanding the World

What to look for in Autumn; a guest blog by Grandpa Smith

Autumn is Grandpa's favourite season so I've invited him to write this - Daisy may be too young to understand the turning of the seasons but she’s not too young to savour the assault on the senses presented by the arrival of Autumn. It is the most sensory of the seasons providing stimulation colour and… Continue reading What to look for in Autumn; a guest blog by Grandpa Smith

Literacy

‘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