Temporarily amongst dreaming spires not just to be able to blog but it has shown me just how fast the internet can be when not in sunny Snape. So here after much delay are the amazing books made by folk at Thursday's Storyshack including a wonderful Recipe holder-a first for Storyshack:
....and then there was playing and even changing of clothes needed after fishing-not sure if that's always the case when fishing but obviously is in Storyshack style y.
....and finally pleased as punch with Storyshack book - ably helped by his Mum :-)
'"My Brother has his sword, Kind Robert has his war hammer, and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
Tyrion tapped the leather cover of the book " That's why I read so much, Jon Snow" '
A very interesting article about fantasy fiction which is worth a little peep for both old and young-that doesn't mean I'm recommending Game of Thrones for the primary school aged children! Interesting discussion raising value of a sometimes spurned genre for adults although I don't ever think it has been that case for children.
Fear not....children are VERY creative when they want to be (and parents too) look at these beautiful books ....
Look at these beautiful creations made at Storyshack including home made buttons from a very dedicated and determined Storyshack parent who made an amazing 'many story' book which you can see in the middle there. Look below...it's already perfect for writing in......
Absorption a plenty so come along tomorrow and make your own version. The coffee will be on :-)
'It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness' Get inspired with 'Dreams of Freedom' and other lovely Spring reads....
A lovely 3 for Thursday all of which you can come and read in Storyshack this afternoon or this week or next.
'Very little Cinderalla' by Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap is really delightful especially for very small people who like to do the things big people do but can't. It is Cinderella with a twist minus any arguments about ridiculously tiny impossible waists. In fact it goes as far away from this as possible and ends up with a lost welly instead of a lost slipper and really is very sweet with a mixture of different sized illustrations and text-it will make you smile.
'13 hours' by Narinder Dhami is a cracking read for, I think 9+ which raises the not often written about issue of young carers. It's written in a clever way as part of an unravelling suspense/thriller which then changes into being much more about changing relationships and revealing secrets centred around a young carer called Anni. The first chapter is really compelling and I found myself hooked and needing to read on until I'd finished (luckily it was the weekend). Something different to fantasy and murky worlds this is very real life and one for an Easter read.
Lastly one I've been waiting for 'Dreams of Freedom in words and pictures'-a collection of words and pictures from inspirational people.
Every school should have a copy to go alongside the beautiful 'We are all born free' ...
'I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school all I want is education AND I am afraid of no-one.' Malala Yousafzai
Avid reader, sometimes a headteacher AND founder of Story shack. A place where you can release your imagination and see where it takes you....
Release your imagination......
Explore new worlds.
Make your own stories.
Explore a map-real or fantasy....where do you want to go? Make your own and see where your imagination takes you.