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Book Week Scotland

What fantastic experiences our children have had celebrating Book Week Scotland.

Outdoors, “in the deep dark wood” the children chose to follow in “The Gruffalo’s” footsteps and after choosing a character they re-enacted the story taking turns with their puppets. The children also decided to make some of his favourite food : roasted fox and owl ice cream.

 The children also had the opportunity to participate in Authors Live, where the authors read their story in Old Scots.  Inspiring our children to create their own giant artwork of The Gruffalo.

Another Old Scots story the children have been exploring is the “The Teegar that Cam for his Tea”. The Old Scots words have proven a challenge for our children, however they have enjoyed role playing the story and attempting some of the Old Scots words themselves.

Lastly, today we had a good ‘blether and book swap’ with our families.

 

Book Week Scotland

This week the toddlers have been celebrating Book Week Scotland. They have enjoyed singing and dancing to Scottish songs whilst focusing their activities on a book they chose called ‘There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie’!

The children found the story very funny and it created great discussion about all the animals the little girl swallowed! The children noticed the animals were getting bigger each time she ate and enjoyed holding up pictures of each animal as they were mentioned in the story. The children wanted to make green play dough to match the little girls jumper!

They then cut out little figures and using different materials added the midgies in her tummy!! Next, as a sensory experience the children made porridge, adding mixed fruit as the midgies, which they had fun mixing and playing with. This book has proven to be a real favourite in the toddler room.

 

Book Week Scotland 2019

We are celebrating Book Week Scotland from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November.  We will be exploring some brilliant Scottish books and well known books that  have been transformed into Scots and Glaswegian.

 

On Thursday 21st November we will take part in an Author’s live event which will celebrate 20 years of the Gruffalo with readings in Scots and Gaelic.

 

On Friday 22nd November we are holding a get together “A Blether Book Swap”.  There will chat, coffee, cakes and of course books that you may want to swap.  Please drop in from 9 to 11 and bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome!