Storywriting for children

Last week, Rachel’s teacher pulled me to one side and told me that she had been very upset the day before. They had been doing extended writing – making up stories – and she had become a little hysterical as she couldn’t think of anything to write. As all mums do, I immediately panicked. Is […]

Winnie the Pooh and the Ten Busy Bees by A.A. Milne

This hard-backed book has been our shelves for quite a while, until ┬áJack recently chose it for one of his bedtime stories. It is a lovely rhyming poem – our favourite kind of story for bedtime – that counts down the busy bees, as they head off one by one. It starts at number ten […]

Five Minutes to Bed! By Richard Dungworth and Sharon Harmer

This is a new book that Grandma bought for Jack! It is a lovely rhyming tale of some young pirates who claim to not be tired and ask the captain for 5 more minutes please, then 4, then 3 and so on. It is a lovely story full of pirate speak so my pirate obsessed […]

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