Pig the Pug is such a delightfully spiteful little book that it’s hard not to be amused. Pig is a fat pug with a lot of toys – and don’t expect him to share those toys, because when Trevor the sausage dog suggests it, Pig replies vehemently “No, they are mine! Are you deaf? Only […]
Reading My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes is fun, but making cats in boxes is even more so.
Last week on May 5th, we had a public holiday in Korea for Children’s Day. You have to love a country which makes a holiday of Children’s Day, don’t you? All schools, most businesses, and plenty of shops were closed. Older children were bought new clothes and taken out with their friends, while younger children […]
I’ve never come across Snatchabook before, which is a tale about a wee kleptomaniac creature who just wants somebody to read to him. What an advertisement for bedtime reading eh! This week I read the second offering from the authors of Snatchabook which has made me go on a hunt for that earlier book in my local bookstore. Abracazebra […]
This is a new book for me, but My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone is already one of my favourites. It has beautifully coloured, bright pictures, and is essentially a counting rhyme about a granny with a magic flying carpet, who visits the markets of the world. Although the language will be quite difficult […]
Here are eight printable worksheets for you to use with Eric Carle’s The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Worksheets can be helpful for supporting children to consolidate their understanding of vocabulary, and as a quiet activity after a loud one. These ones make use of matching activities, substitution tables, gapfills, and the child’s personal perception of the book. You can […]
A staple in my classrooms, as you will have guessed, is the matching game, otherwise known as pelmanism, otherwise known as Memory. Whatever you call it, it’s easy to teach kids, they like the competitive nature of it, and if they get too competitive, you can always use the cards for other, more gentle pursuits! […]