Go Away, Foxy Foxy Education: Creative Thinking and Working Together

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of creative thinking and working together to solve a problem in Karen Hendriks and Naomi Greaves’ picture book, Go Away, Foxy Foxy, today we will be focusing on writing and discussion activities, a fun partner craft and a calming task to relieve the nerves. Children will be READ MORE

How to Utilise Go Away Foxy Foxy for Language and Comprehension Development by Karen Hendriks

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Karen Hendriks, author of Go Away, Foxy Foxy; a fun and empowering story on working together to solve a problem, shares her teaching expertise on how to develop effective language and comprehension skills when utilising her book. We have a handy guide with tips and examples for adults wanting to teach READ MORE

Writing About Non-Fiction: Educational Tasks for Children and Adults!

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Being able to attract young readers to read and write about non-fiction, biographical accounts requires certain elements. According to Toni Brisland, author of the fascinating middle grade book about the life of celebrated novelist, Patrick White, there needs to a mix of quirkiness and fun thrown in to the facts. Today, READ MORE

Library Love!

Today I digress from my usual author interviews, to bring you a different sort of interview. Anyone with an interest in children’s literature will understand the vital importance of libraries, and today’s interview is about a library where dogs are welcome! (My Archie is waggling his bottom in excitement!) Much has been written about the READ MORE

Not Too Far From My Back Door Art Therapy

#nottoofarfrommybackdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of mindfulness, mother nature and emotional development in Tania Louise Smith’s picture book, Not Too Far From My Back Door, today we will be focusing on expressing feelings through painting pictures of various landscapes. Children will be able to understand that art can be a therapeutic activity READ MORE

Lola and Grandpa Nature Frame Craft

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With respect to the themes in Lola and Grandpa of creating long-lasting memories, discovering the beauty of nature and loving relationships, today we are going to produce our own nature frame – with a photo of someone special, to give to someone special. Children will be able to reflect on their READ MORE

Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft Combining aspects of bedtime routines, seeking comfort and telling the time, today we are going to create a piece that involves fine motor, mathematical and interpersonal skills. Using the literature to discuss the character’s feelings, and relating his routine to our own experiences, children will reflect a READ MORE

Raymund and the Fear Monster Blow Art Activity

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Managing Emotions Through Art! To create the stunningly detailed artwork in ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster‘, illustrator Ester de Boer meticulously sketched line after line, dot, etch, dash and swish through the use of fine ink, textured shadings and illuminating yet subtle wisps of colour. To start, let’s take a look READ MORE

Max Booth Film Flip: Film Activity

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day5 Colour My World! It’s a Film Task! In this scene in Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip, we find Max and Oscar discovering the contents of the roll of film as they project light and the image onto a wall. Although the image of the building on the film is READ MORE

Kisses in Your Heart Educational Activities

#kissesinyourheart #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 “Hand on my heart, a sparkle smile warms my lips for a little while.” Discussion Do you have a family member (or more than one) that makes you feel safe, secure and loved? What does it mean to be loved? What does it feel like? Have there been times when you READ MORE