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Writing in rhyme

Rhyming stories have always been popular with children.  From Hilare Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children to Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter’s The Dinosaur that Pooped… 996 more words

Drafting

The Gruffalo - Book Review

A wonderful rhyming story about a clever mouse and a monster called Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. As the mouse walks through the forest, he meets a fox, a snake, and an owl who each, in turn, invite him ‘for a meal’ (to be their meal, that is). 368 more words

Picture Book Reviews

A new Gruffalo book please

Having two small children means I have been immersed in the world of Julia Donaldson for some time now. Her and Axel Scheffler have produced some of the best children’s books around and a night rarely goes by without a Julia Donaldson book being included in the bedtime story selection. 451 more words

Books

The Gruffalo's Child Footprint Play

Little Pea has started walking and it is exhausting. For me, not so much for her. She only stops running when she’s asleep, so is probably the fittest person I know. 337 more words

Baby

Ibby Dalrymple, Beatrice Hasell-McCosh and Aoife Kenny at the Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School

This school for local children aged 6 – 14 was founded by Martin Howard near his home-stay Tikli Bottom.  The school is in a beautiful location, nestled beneath the Aravalli Hills,  and has fantastic facilities.   74 more words

Mural

My favourite children's books.

I love reading books with the children at my nursery, watching their faces light up as I turn the page or as I do a different voice for the characters. 262 more words