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GO ON A NATIONAL BEARHUNT WITH LOVEMYBOOKS!
Lovemybooks says ‘Let’s go on a bearhunt’. Place a teddy in your window for children to spot on their daily walk. Tweet pictures @lovemybooksUK with the hashtag #NationalBearHunt. See our activity page for Going on a Bearhunt.
See our great collection of #bearhunt photos Follow Lovemybooks on Twitter @lovemybooksUK
We say get well very very soon to our patron Michael Rosen who is in hospital at present and has been seriously ill
SCHOOL CLOSURES: HOME LEARNING WITH LOVEMYBOOKS
With schools and early years settings closing, we are highlighting our ideas for fun, creative, reading activities at home on Twitter (@lovemybooksUK),Facebook and Instagram (@lovemybooksuk).
We hope that schools and early years settings will recommend Lovemybooks to families. While libraries are closed, they are likely to offer books to borrow online or you may wish to order one or two books from your local book stores or online retailers to be posted to you. Perhaps you can arrange to swap books with other parents and friends in a similar situation.
Many of our book activity pages have links to videos – publishers’ trailers which give a taster to the book, author or teacher readings, or to links to selected online sites to help you and your child to find out more about a topic linked book. For example see Lost and Found by OliverJeffers.
OUR FAVOURITE WEB LINKS FOR HOME LEARNING
The team at Lovemybooks has put together a list of weblinks that may be helpful to you during the time parents and children are spending at home together during the current crisis. Our main focus is authors, books and literacy but we’ve also included museums and art galleries to explore.
NEW ACTIVITY PAGES FOR APRIL
ACTIVITY BOOKS FOR SOME NOVELS AND POEMS FOR OLDER CHILDREN
If you’re a parent or teacher of an older child – from 7+ – you might be interested in the activity books we’ve created for a number of novels and poems.
Lovemybooks brings together brilliant books with creative reading activities specially designed to engage and excite young children’s interest.
Just click on a topic or age group, then click on a book to discover the activities.
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The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, illus. Jim Field
Little Mouse envies Lion who is so imposing. Mouse thinks if he could roar like Lion then maybe the other animals would notice him, and he would make friends. He realises the best way to learn to roar is to ask Lion to teach him. Very bravely, he climbs up to Lion on his rock. Imagine his surprise when he finds out that Lion is more frightened of him than he is of Lion.
This is a story that acknowledges we are all scared sometimes but if we dare to be brave, we can find our inner Lion. Written in rhyme with lovely word choices, this story is a delight to read aloud. The illustrations are wonderful with some amazing close ups which emphasise the animals’ feelings.
NEW SECTION – FAMILY REVIEW PANEL
Our new section is devoted to your reviews. We’re inviting families to share a book together – read it aloud, talk about it, think about what they enjoyed about the story, illustrations or themes and tell us about the conversations the book prompted. We hope this will be a useful resource for other parents.
This month’s review is graphic novel Looshkin the Big Number Two by Jamie Smart
OUR READING YEAR 2019
Books and activities featured in our newsletter and on our website
We were very pleased to be interviewed by Just Imagine Story Centre for one of their
brilliant ‘In the Reading Corner’ magazine podcasts recently on the theme ‘Reading in the Early Years’.
Listen here to the whole programme, including our interview
Reading with children is one of the most important things you can do – as parent, grandparent, carer, teacher, teaching assistant or volunteer.
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR BOOKS IN DIFFERENT WAYS
I love books about…
Our specially chosen books are arranged in topics and themes that young children love, with ideas for ways to share the books and lots of exciting things to do Read more…
Our Top 10 books…
Whether you want to find out about exciting new picture books, alphabet books, folk and fairy tales or story apps you’ll find them here in our Top 10 books sections Read more…
Books for different age groups
Find books for children aged 0-3, 3- 6+ Read more
Novels 6+ section
In response to your requests, we’re delighted to introduce a new section for children 6 and over. Here you will find a range of wonderful novels for reading aloud and sharing with your child including activity ideas, things to talk about and useful links too. Read more…