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Bird Bingo

Bird Bingo

18/02/2014

Bird Bingo We found this fun activity on the brilliant Nature Detectives site. Children love the idea of bird watching but when it comes to sitting for long periods and waiting, they obviously have limited patience and shorter concentration spans. Also bird watching can be hit and miss depending on your garden or park - some have a wider variety of birds than others. This game makes it easy for children to succeed because it relies on...

Why Shouldn't I Eat Junk Food?

Why Shouldn't I Eat Junk Food?

24/10/2013

Why Shouldn't I Eat Junk Food? This book from Usbourne books, tries to explain why junk food is not good for us, in a way which is accessible to children. The book takes children through the following ideas: - what junk food is - whether junk food is all bad - what is in junk food - what to eat instead - how food is made and marketed - how to stay healthy What age is it suitable for? The book ...

George and Flora's Secret Garden

George and Flora's Secret Garden

14/02/2013

George And Flora's Secret Garden by Jo Elworthy and Ley Honor Roberts published by The Eden Project This is a really charming book which I came across completely by accident but I am delighted I did.  It is one of a series of three books. George and Flora are a brother and sister who spend a lot of time with their fab green-fingered Grandpa. In this story Mum and Dad announce that there is a new baby on t...

I Eat Vegetables by Hannah Tofts

I Eat Vegetables by Hannah Tofts

17/01/2013

I Eat Vegetables by Hannah Tofts Lovely simple picture book aimed at very young children. For each vegetable there is a large full colour photo of the whole vegetable and the name of the plant, with a flap page which folds out to show 2-3 more photos of parts of the plant and the words for those. For example broccoli has a photo of a whole head, then a sliced head and florets, and the words “broccoli”, “head”, “stalk” and “florets”. So a very simple book...

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