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What if I can't raise a reader?

My mum reads every night before bed. Without fail, even after the longest day, even if it’s only a paragraph, she gets cozy under her big down cover with a book perched on her ribs. 712 more words


audio books

I’ve been a fan of audio books since way back when I first started teaching and it was the ‘trend’ to use listening posts (i.e. students listen to story on headphones whilst following individual copies of the printed text) as part of literacy group activities. 337 more words

Books And Activities

The Gruffalo: An Analogy On the Nature Of Celebrity - A Little Literature Review

The Gruffalo is a children’s book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The book was initially published in 1999 by Macmillan Children’s Books as a 32-page hardback edition. 1,207 more words


The kids room on a Saturday

Goodmorning on this gloomy and wet Saturday. Winter has turned into Autumn again. The kids are watching The Gruffalo and this afternoon me and one of my best friends, Heleen, will finally go and see the… 379 more words


Learning Aid: Teachers Pet High Frequency Word Keychain.

I love the Teachers Pet website, and the free resources they offer. Some of my favourite are Gruffalo based, because who doesn’t love The Gruffalo? This is a little post about one of the freebies offered by Teachers Pet that I have used, that I think is wonderful. 426 more words

Childminder Resources

Alice Holt and The Gruffalo’s Child Trail

Dear Mummy, it’s our second attempt at visiting the Gruffalo’s Child Trail event, organised by the Forestry Commission. It’s been happening up and down the country since Autumn 2014. 309 more words

My Travels