Last week in Zickety Dickety Dock, we have been exploring author Julia Donaldson as the children enjoy listening and reading her books. The staff have been reading a different book each day, and allowing the children to listen to the stories in other ways.
The children are familiar with some of Julia Donaldson’s stories such as ‘The Gruffalo’ and have enjoyed re-telling this and acting it out.
We discussed that the role of an author is to write the story. The children have been engaged in various mark-making experiences, which helps to develop their shape/letter formation and their fine motor skills.