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Hill Mead Primary School

Lovemybooks cafes launch at Hill Mead School

We are delighted to link up with Hill Mead School, Lambeth as they develop lovemybooks inspired reading cafes for parents and children.

Deputy Head Becky Lawrence said:

At Hill Mead we are setting up ‘Lovemybooks Cafes’ to promote reading at home as fun and creative. Lovemybooks is special because the resources and ideas have been developed for parents. At our launch, our parents were so engaged, they recognised it was a resource made especially for them.’

The Year one launch was really exciting, the room was buzzing with so many interested parents attending to hear how they can use the free resources on lovemybooks to help them and their children have fun sharing books together.

Staff introduced the lovemybooks website to parents who had a chance to browse on ipads, look at some of our books and ask questions. There was lots of interest:

It is really easy to navigate. I am going to have another look when I get home

My eldest two took to reading easily but my youngest hasn’t; this website is really useful with lots of ideas.

Using our activity ideas for Beegu, staff demonstrated ways to talk about a book while reading it aloud, for example by talking about how the characters might feel and having fun reading ‘alien’ words.

Children joined their parents for the second part of the session and enjoyed making mini books , masks and puppets together. One child spoke of his enjoyment saying, ‘I made a book with mummy, she did good drawing.’  Refreshments were provided for parents and children adding to the informal café atmosphere.

This is the first of many lovemybooks cafes planned at Hill Mead with year one planning a follow up and lovemybooks reading cafes in the pipeline for nursery, reception and year two as well.

One teacher made an interesting comment about lovemybooks:  ‘This is such a great idea, why hasn’t it been done before?’