English as a Foreign Language
We love Story Box: Create Your Own Fairytales and Ghost Story Box: Create Your Own Spooky Tales is just as much fun. Making spooky (or not so spooky!) stories using the large jigsaw pieces from The Ghost Story Box would be a fun activity for a Halloween party. We spent a long time discussing which…
The discovery of a Monkey Puzzle sticker book in a bookshop led us to pull an old favourite off the bookshelf and read it again. We love this cleverly written story which intertwines humour and learning in a fun way. It was definitely one of the most well read stories when my daughter was younger and there’s…
Fum is a fun rhyming adventure that takes us to Fairytale Land where we meet various well known and well loved characters who are helping family Crumb, a large family of giants, to find their smallest son.
It’s still early to be thinking about Christmas but not if you are thinking about doing some Christmas colouring in preparation for the festive season. This month Nosy Crow has published two beautifully illustrated Christmas colouring books, The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes CHRISTMAS and The Colouring Book of Beautiful Gift Boxes CHRISTMAS. The illustrations are absolutely…
The Smartest Giant in Town is the story of kindness and friendship and shows that helping others can reap its own rewards.
Cat’s Colours is a beautifully illustrated story which introduces young children to colours. With it’s simple text and bold illustrations it’s the perfect book for a nursery classroom or home library.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s open Story Box and tell you a story;
A friend of mine made me a beautiful diaper cake when I was pregnant. A diaper cake is mostly made up of nappies but various other baby accessories are included – dummies, bibs, washing and babycare accessories etc. We were also given two jigsaws and a Rainbow Fish CD.
We love Hervé Tullet’s ‘Press Here‘ and ‘Mix It Up’ is a lot of fun too. It’s a great book to read but also provides an introduction to the three primary colours, the secondary colours that result from mixing them and shows how you can make colours lighter or darker.
From Head to Toe is a great book to get children moving and it’s one of my favourite Eric Carle books to use in the classroom. Children love to join in with the actions and it’s an especially good book to use with non native English speaking children.