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Story Snug’s 2016 top ten most viewed posts!

Happy New Year to you all!Before we start a new year of blogging curiosity led us to take a quick look back at the top ten most viewed blogposts of 2016. Only one is a blogpost that was written this year and several are our learning activities posts where we have linked arts, crafts, science and other activities to some of our favourite picture books. Most of the viewed books are classic stories that I read and enjoyed as a child or those that I read to Reception / Year One classes when I first started teaching. The Ahlbergs feature twice as does Julia Donaldson.So here you go – 2016’s top ten most viewed blogposts!

Number 10

Story Box: Create Your Own Fairy Tales by Anne Laval: A fantastic resource to help children (and adults!) create and tell stories using different fairytale characters.

Number 9

The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright: Our copy of this book is falling apart, we still read the stories and I have given this book to several toddlers as birthday gifts.

Number 8

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg: This is still one of our favourite Christmas stories and two years ago it even inspired us to make our own Jolly Christmas Postman board game.

Number 7

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: Making paper dolls was a big part of my childhood and this lovely story inspired me to introduce the activity to my daughter.

Number 6

Learning with Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: This is my daughter’s favourite book by Julia Donaldson and is frequently acted out along with props!

Number 5

Kipper’s Birthday by Mick Inkpen: One of our favourite picture books about celebrating a birthday, the confusion over party dates makes us laugh.

Number 4

Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg: I have always enjoyed reading this fun story and we were delighted to find a second hand copy in a charity shop. Judging by the high number of views of this post around Halloween it appears that many of you are also sharing it with your children!

Number 3

Learning with Eric Carle And The Very Hungry Caterpillar: The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first picture books that my daughter read independently. I have used it to stimulate so many learning activities.

Number 2

On the Way Home by Jill Murphy: I have used this book on so many occasions in the classroom, my daughter’s teacher has also borrowed it to use in her English classes.

Number 1

Learning with Elmer by David McKee: The original Elmer story is a huge favourite in our house and has inspired many fun activities both at home and in the classroom.Thank you to all of you for reading and sharing Story Snug’s blogposts and leaving comments. We hope that you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.We have a Pinterest board for all Story Snug’s blogposts. It’s updated with every new post that we publish.
https://www.pinterest.com/cjfriess/story-snug-blogposts/

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21 responses to “Story Snug’s 2016 top ten most viewed posts!”


  1. Sian avatar

    That is really interesting! We got the ‘Create Your Own Fairytales’ set for Christmas and we all adore it – the illustrations are fabulous. We have about half of those books – must seek out the rest, love the look of the paper dolls book.
    #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      The Create Your Own Fairytales are lots of fun. There are so many different combinations of stories to make 🙂


  2. Kate avatar

    Some total classics there! We have just dug Room On The Broom out again as saw the show last week. Off to check I’ve read all those posts now! Happy New Year! #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks for reading the posts Kate and being such a fab Story Snug supporter 🙂


  3. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) avatar

    Such a fab selection of books for children. We recently added The Jolly Christmas Postman and the Paper Dolls to our bookshelves – the girls loved them 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      There are some books that just appeal to children and while other books come and go they remain timeless. I think that The Jolly Postman is one of them despite the fact that we’re writing, sending and receiving fewer letters than in the past.


  4. Yet Another Blogging Mummy avatar

    Always really interesting to look at stats. Are they fairly close in numbers or is Elmer a clear winner by far? #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      Elmer is by far a clear winner but I think that it may be because of all the learning activities in the post as well.


  5. Sarah - let them be small avatar

    I like to look at my most popular posts too – always good to go back and check they’re still relevant too. my most popular is a three little pigs activity – goes to show you can’t beat a classic story
    #readwithme


  6. Lisa avatar

    It’s fun to look back and see what’s what. Really looking forward to seeing what you’re up to in 2017. Happy New Year #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks Lisa!
      Happy New Year to you too 🙂


  7. BookBairn avatar

    It’s always fascinating to see what your top read posts are isn’t it? And interesting that yours seem to include a lot of ‘classic’ picture books. We often review more up to date releases but this has inspired me to revive my ‘storybook classics’ feature! Thanks and Happy New Year #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s lovely to include a mix of old and new books on the blog – hopefully we have a book recommendation for every reader!
      Happy New Year to you too 🙂


  8. chantelle hazelden avatar
    chantelle hazelden

    I can see why those posts were popular. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s always interesting to see which posts / books have been the most read 🙂


  9. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    A lot of real classics there! It shows how much love there still is for the old classics.


    1. Catherine avatar

      The classic stories are always the most viewed on Story Snug. It’s great to keep a balance between old and new books 🙂


  10. Erica Price avatar

    I must take a look back through mine, but given I’ve been blogging for 5+ years I’d expect some old ones in the mix too. #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      Wow! Five years of blogging is impressive 🙂


  11. Debbie avatar

    Hi Catherine, when I was pregnant the thing I looked forward to the most was reading with the children. Where many Mums were collecting clothes, I was on the lookout for books. All these years later it is good to see that the Very Hungry Caterpillar is still a popular choice (I a sure we still have it on the shelf even tough my youngest is 17) and I loved Elmer.

    If I had access to a blog like your back then I am sure we would have been bankrupt!

    Wishing you all the best for the New Year nand thank you for linking up to the ‘#MMBC… Sorry this is a little late!

    xx


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for the lovely comment Debbie. Elmer will always be one of my favourites 🙂
      A very Happy New Year to you and your family too!

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