Storytime is a special moment for a grandparents and children alike. Sometimes an idea in a book can spark a child’s imagination and shape their play for hours to come... There is no doubt that my granddaughter Daisy loves books. Having a book read to her at bedtime is part of her daily routine, with… Continue reading Children’s books offer more than just a story
Here in the UK, our gardens and parks are starting to fill with new growth on plants and colourful flowers have begun to appear. It is an ideal time to take young children out to have a look and to talk about spring and what happens in springtime The world is changing around them –… Continue reading A child’s eye view of life cycles in springtime
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
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
Sometimes we plan and prepare play with Daisy. Sometimes her play is in an instant, led by her curiosity to find out about the world around her. So when Mummy had some felt to make up the Very Hungry Caterpillar costume, Daisy wanted to have some felt too.Daisy took some of the large pieces and… Continue reading Exploratory play – Touch; Shape and Texture
Today's blog is to share Daisy's World Book Day dressing up outfit. Mummy created the fantastic hat and the cardigan is one that I knitting for Daisy and just happens to be perfect for her 'homage' to the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I hope this brightens your day as much as it brightens mine.
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?