This year we decided to go World Book Day mad and instead of one day we held a book week! We went with tradition and invited children to dress up as their favourite characters on the official date of 1st March (today), but reading is such an important thing and our children love books and story time so we decided to theme our weeks activities around our favourite stories.
This week we have really enjoyed our story times with our favourite books and many new titles. We have also enjoyed many story sacks. For those of you not familiar with story sacks these are books that have many props that go with them so the story becomes interactive and engaging for the children. They are especially good for the younger children who may not have the same attention span as the older ones. World book week really helps people to focus on books and reading and looking for new ways of making it appealing to children. If you are looking for new ideas to promote reading their website is well worth a visit!
In activities we have created many different pieces of artwork by following the themes of our favourite tales. Such as ‘Elmer The Elephant’ where we made our own colourful elephants just like Elmer. We have also had lots of tufty tray activities themed around different books like ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’, ‘Frozen’, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
The children have enjoyed bear hunts this week too. The ‘Bear Hunt’ which was due to take place in the garden had to be adjusted due to the weather but we set up a brilliant bear hunt inside which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
We also enjoyed ‘Room On The Broom’ and we think the children were listening as when Emma arrived this morning she was recognised from the story. Some other stories have included The Enormous Turnip, The Lamb That Came For Dinner, Winter, The Snow Storm, Betty The Yetti, Barn On Fire, Ants In Your Pants and Zog.
But the best bit has to be the effort that has gone into the dressing up. It was just brilliant to see so many little characters! Apple Trees feels even more colourful and vibrant than usual. Special credit to the staff who as always look brilliant!
We hope you have enjoyed this blog and feel inspired to go pick up a book and have a good read! One thing is for sure, we LOVE World Book Day!!
Until next time,