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Chat through stories

Your children will love you reading with them, especially if you ask questions as you go through the story together. It can help them remember new words, get more involved in the story, and keep them interested.

Quick Quack Quentin

Talk to your child about how Quentin might feel at the beginning of the book when he sounds different from other ducks. Have they ever felt the same way?

A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting

The boy in the book has a very large backpack – what could be in there? Ask your child which items they would carry in their backpack if they were to go for a walk in Bear Country. They could draw them, and label the different items.

Favourite animal

After reading about all about the different animals, ask your child to choose their favourite one and draw and label it in their booklet. We love the giraffe.

Hey! There are loads of fun ways to Write too.

Don't forget about the everyday Count ideas.

Handy tips

Singing counting songs such as 5 currant buns, 10 green bottles, can be a great way to help your child count backwards.

If you come across a new word while you’re reading a story, try making up funny sentences with the new word.

Writing a list can be a great way for kids to use their imagination. Ask your child what they’d pack if they were going into the jungle? What might they find there, and would they need to include any special items?