Earlier this year I attended the Oxford Reading Spree at Larkrise Primary School. The event was organised by one of the teachers of the school, Mr Ed Finch. Mr Finch is a very passionate teacher. Larkrise and it’s pupils must feel blessed to have him. I wanted to go to the event because Mary Roche […]
“Oh wow, you lived in Japan? What was that like?” is most people’s reaction when I tell them I lived in Okinawa for three years teaching English. Well, it was an amazing experience for a start. I don’t think I can fully describe three years of living on a tropical island working as a peripatetic […]
In this blog I hope to share some useful tips on how to improve your story telling. One major impact on story telling is the area in which you chose to tell your story. In my last blog I spoke about setting the scene. This was about creating the ideal space for story telling, be […]
When I worked in nurseries I used to look forward to doing story time. Now, as a nanny, I often find we struggle to fit reading into our day with the exception of the obligatory school reading. Perhaps one reason is that I don’t put the children to bed very often. In a home environment, […]
Do you use Pinterest? I go through periods of madly pinning and trying to keep things organised and efficient, so I can find things again, (fighting a losing battle there). Then I completely forget about Pinterest altogether, until I get a notification to tell me someone has pinned one of my images. In the beginning, […]
Each of our kamishibai comes with a PIP, but what is a PIP I hear you cry? PIP is an acronym for Planning Ideas Pack. Our PIPs provide a variety of activity ideas which are designed to complement the story of The Gingerbread Man. The activities are divided into the areas of learning and are […]
“But you’re not really an author are you Wendy?” the children ask! My current charges are not quite convinced of my credentials despite having seen my name in print on The Gingerbread Man, despite having heard the story, despite having said “that was really good”, and despite seeing me on You Tube.