Literacy

All set for World Book Day 2021

World Book Day is always popular with my family. This annual event takes place at the beginning of March and my granddaughter Daisy always enjoys dressing as a book character on that day; in previous years her costumes have honoured The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr, The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson… Continue reading All set for World Book Day 2021

Misc

Lockdown Storytime: homeschool activities for preschoolers

My granddaughter Daisy has several storytimes throughout her busy day.  Storytime is an integral part of a young child’s day, one that helps to develop their creativity and imagination, especially for preschool learners. Parents very quickly discover that young children have their favourite stories, which they enjoy listening to over and over again – these… Continue reading Lockdown Storytime: homeschool activities for preschoolers

Literacy

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

Literacy

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

Literacy

World Book Day 2018; Nursery and Pre-school Resources

I paid another visit to the World Book Day official website and browsed through the resources for nursery aged children where I found a couple of That's Not My Usborne colouring activity sheets. And there are even more That's Not My..activity sheets on the Usborne website. Daisy's showing an interest in using crayons so I printed off some of… Continue reading World Book Day 2018; Nursery and Pre-school Resources

Literacy

Exploring books with young toddlers

I'm collecting up those library books, ready to return them to my local library this week. They've been such a success with Daisy and so popular with all of the family who have been sharing them with Daisy; reading them to her and exploring the pictures. The books have been returned to the yellow tub… Continue reading Exploring books with young toddlers

Literacy

Which books for Very Young Learners?

Yesterday I thought that in my previous blog I should have said which books I picked from the selection available at my local library! Toddlers are 'touchers' and feel with their hands, their fingers, their mouth (and their feet) so this book selection should provide Daisy with a wealth of sensory experiences. I've picked two… Continue reading Which books for Very Young Learners?