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 […]
A new book by Thomas Flintham just arrived in my postbox. The first thing to strike a reader is the bright colours and simple, funny illustrations. Inside, each double-page spread shows a group of farm and wild animals, speaking in their language. There’s a two line rhyme, which is well-supported by the visuals – great […]
I have updated some of the mini books for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so that they now have just three penmanship lines, rather than four. You can download the PDF of all eight below: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books You can see my original resources in the post here.
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 […]
I have recently been lucky enough to observe The Bad-Tempered Ladybird being recreated by a bunch of smiley and ever-patient 9-year-olds. This was one of my favourite books as a child, and I’m happy to report that they’ve done the book proud! The class is a big one, so they have been divided into two […]