Just to let everyone know that the Village Pre-School will be holding their Summer Fair this Sunday, 25th June at Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis
How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics. By Samantha Brown* When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie’s mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped…
The Big Bad Mood Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova Bloomsbury Children’s Books Beware the Big Bad Mood; he’s always lurking somewhere around on the off-chance that you’ll be having one of those days when everything in the world seems to be conspiring to ruffle your feathers and make you feel thoroughly bad tempered. It’s such […]
Save the Date Sunday 18th June 2017 at St Gabriel’s Family Centre (main hall) from 12pm – 4pm in Havant Road, E17 3JF. A one-off E17 Art Trail drop-in, creative workshop, for parents and children to create a simple card or piece of fabric that lights up. Organised by Wood Street First, with artist in […]
Get ready to play on National Children’s Day on 14th May 2017 for details about how to get involved browse over to the event website here.
“National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.”
How do you do, Mr Gnu? Billy Coughlan and Maddie Frost Maverick Arts Publishing Gnu has received a royal invitation, to take tea with Her Majesty the Queen no less. First though he needs to polish up his etiquette and for this he has plenty of role models: the dogs with their polite begging “Woof” […]
Sharing information about World Autism Awareness Week 2017 which gets underway next week. Resources to get schools, employers and the local community involved can be found here – World Autism Awareness Week 27th March – 2nd April 2017.
Triangle Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Walker Books Knowledge of a friend’s ophidiophobia is in part, the driving force behind Triangle’s foray from his home in his triangular neighbourhood, across a barren place of rocky humps ‘They were shapes with no names’ Barnett informs us; and on through the place of squares – big, medium […]
The Everywhere Bear Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb Macmillan Children’s Books Those of us who work with young children have probably had at some time, a travelling ted or other soft toy that either went home in a storysack, with each child in turn, together with a book for drawing/writing their experiences; or one that […]
Granny Mutton author Amanda Brandon brought socks, scarves and sheep fun to Rayleigh Library recently. Children checked in for a morning of story-telling and crafts based on Amanda’s farmyard Granny Mutton Yarn series of picture books, plus a chance to see Granny’s famous 13ft long knitted scarf! Amanda whose latest book A Knit…