This half term we are proud to be able to offer a children’s story time event where children can hear ‘Ding Dong Batty’ read by the author Gemma Beedham. On Wednesday 29th of May Starting at 11am. Gemma will also be bringing along colouring and activity sheets for children based on the book and created by Gemma herself.
Gemma’s background in nursery education has enabled her to create a story which pre school children find fun and engaging- at the same time it explores themes of diversity, tolerance and inclusion whilst its rhyming structure reinforces phonics understanding for children taking part.
This is a great opportunity ao put it in your diary today 👍 Check our our event on Facebook for more details. #meettheauthor#childrensstorytime#cleethorpes#northeastlincolnshire#coffeeshop#halftermactivities
Daddy has turned an old pallet in our garden in to a mini vegetable patch. We planted a few different veggies, so fingers crossed we’ll have something to pick over the summer. I’ve gathered a few gardening bits and bobs and left them out in T’s bedroom for him to see later. He’s really been enjoying his book - How Does My Garden Grown by Gerda Muller, perfect for a budding little gardener. ❤️
Fairy Tale Story Time was my JAM. Thank you to Peter Pan, Paperback Witch, and the Bookaneer for joining the Fairy Bookmother in entertaining wee witches, fairies, princesses, and a frightening lion on Saturday afternoon. 📚🦁👑
All week I’ve been sharing how we chat play and read in our house, how we weave it in to our daily rhythm. From word games on the go to stories throughout the day. Recently I’ve been reading to T & V over our afternoon snack time and the children have been enjoying it. It’s another little moment in our day that we sit down together and enjoy a book or two. #chatplayread@educationgovuk
We love bedtime stories in our house, they became part of our nightly routine when T was a little baby and we’ve been doing it ever since. I don’t think it’s ever too early to start reading stories with little ones. I used to sing nursery rhymes to my babies when I was pregnant with them so reading them a story from the very beginning felt like the natural next step. If I’m honest I think I love it as much as they do, we snuggle up close together, the mood changes, the daytime excitement calms and the children settle for bedtime.
Developing a love of stories with my children is really important to me, I see this bedtime ritual as a little step towards developing a lifelong love of literature. ❤️ #chatplayread@educationgovuk
Sharing one of our old play ideas this morning, it’s based around an idea that I love, bringing a story to life through play. I put together this nature inspired play tray for T to explore. The tray is based on the story ~ We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. I think play trays can be enjoyed by children of all different ages, like when we were acting out Zog the other day, both my children enjoyed the play in different ways. ❤️ #chatplayread@educationgovuk
T and I recently went to watch a performance of Zog and we absolutely loved it. Since then we’ve been reading our book lots which has evolved in to playing Zog and acting out the story. We had a couple of props, our dragon fire silk, a crown and a stick sword, but in truth we wouldn’t have needed these, our imaginations would have been enough. All four of us, T, V, Daddy and I have been running around the garden roaring and taking on the different characters. I love that V was fully involved in this too, giggling and roaring.
I think turning a story in to a game is such a wonderful way of bringing a book to life for children of all different ages. I noticed how T really enjoyed playing Zog, I think his love and knowledge of the story gave him the confidence to really get in to the game. I have a feeling we’ll be playing a lot more Zog. ❤️ #chatplayread@educationgovuk
This afternoon while V took her nap, T and I really enjoyed our snack and storytime together. We read his tractor book cover to cover, talking about all the different types and what different jobs they did. My favourite part was when our story time evolved in to making up characters and different voices for all the tractors. T was giggling away as I pretended to be the American tractor John Deer all the way from Radiator Springs.
Anyone else willing small people to cooperate and go to bed/sleep? It’s been a loooong week and I have a boxset and takeaway with my name on so just quit the messing about and for once, comply!!!! Beautiful photo taken from “Time for Bed Miyuki.” Last copy currently in store.
Over snacktime this afternoon T and I enjoyed reading this beautiful book ~ A first book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld. It was lovely that we could talk about everything Spring related that we’ve been noticing recently. ~ I’ve just shared a peek inside on stories, bare with me it’s a bit wonky I’ve just worked out how to share a longer video on stories, and the children are being noisy in the background with their Daddy, basically a really slick video then. 😂
Finally online! Do you know how unicorns got their horns It all began once upon a magic forest, when a little girl called June discovered tiny horses learning how to fly in her garden. This first title in a new picture-book series explaining how magical creatures got their distinguishing features is packed full of humour and heart (with a tiny touch of ice cream). We love!
T and I baked apple cake for the first time today and this afternoon T, V and I enjoyed a little story tea party together. I recently discovered that the book the Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50 years old, imagine how many children have enjoyed it over the years, I love that thought. 💛 Happy weekend x
The Reading Room is officially open at The Mall at Wellington Green. This room is set up with books of all categories, fiction , non fiction, mystery, cooking, children’s and more. Come in and enjoy reading, a book club, working quietly, or whatever suits you in there. Take a book and take home to finish if you need just try and bring that book back or another one to donate. Today we opened the room with a children’s storytime hosted by the Wellington Library.