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.

Story Box: Create Your Own Fairytales - Story Snug

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.

The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales - Story Snug

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.

The Jolly Christmas Postman - Story Snug

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.

Story Snug The Paper Dolls

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!

Room on the Broom - Story Snug

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.

Kipper's Birthday - Story Snug

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!

Funny Bones - Fiona Ross blog tour - Story Snug

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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50 - Story Snug

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.

On the Way Home - Story Snug

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.

Elmer - Story Snug

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.

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21 thoughts on “Story Snug’s 2016 top ten most viewed posts!

  1. 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!


  2. 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

    • 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 🙂

  3. 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

    • 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. 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

  5. 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.

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