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A Sneak Peek at Platypus

A Maths SnackWe’re starting a new book in which a platypus is the new character. He’s bright, cheerful and definitely knows his own mind! Want a sneak peek?

Free Sneaky Snake Board Game

Sneaky Snake Board GameThe Free Sneaky Snake Board Game is now ready for downloading. I hope your children will enjoy playing it as they refine both reading and maths skills.

It’s based on the story, “Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake” and is designed to encourage children to read while having fun.

Free Hog and Frog Game

Hog and Frog Game BoardHere’s a free printable Hog and Frog Board Game which I hope your children will enjoy.

It’s based on the story, “Hog and Frog” by Susan Syddall, and is designed to encourage children to read while having fun. There’s a game board to print out as well as Hippity Hop Cards which children need to read and follow the instructions written thereon.

Have fun!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities List

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, has to be on the “Must-Read-List” for every child. The story can be used to promote many child-focused learning activities. Here are a few ideas to use when planning for this story. I’ve found these work well – especially the art display.

Yuck! That’s Not A Monster!

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!Yuck! That’s Not A Monster! is a book we’ve read several times and laughed each time we’ve read it. It’s full of adorable monsters with a different perspective on life in which ugly is beautiful and being scary is good.

The Three Silly Billies

The Three Silly BilliesThe Three Silly Billies, by Margie Palatini and illustrated by Barry Moser, is a rewrite of the traditional tale, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”.

However, is far from the traditional tale as it has been ‘updated’ to the present day. For example, the three goats drive a car while the troll has converted his bridge into an income source by imposing a toll on all who would use it.

Monster and Frog

Monster and FrogSome of our favourite beginner reader books are found in the Monster and Frog series, written by Rose Impey and illustrated by Russell Ayto. The books are based on two characters. If you’re guessing one is a monster and the other is a frog, you’re right! The text and illustrations are designed to inspire children to read.

Wonky Donkey

Wonky Donkey This is a book is based on a song about a rather unusual donkey. Actually, this donkey isn’t the normal sort of creature you’d see in children’s picture books. He’s not exactly small, fluffy and cute … and yet he is endearing! In this book review, you can read why we’ve been enjoying the Wonky Donkey in our house.