Here at Mucky Pups stories are very important in our day to day life. The staff LOVE telling stories!
We have an author and story of the month, a daily story time at the end of each session and books everywhere in nursery. We love to snuggle up and share stories inside and outside and the children love it to!
There is so much learning that happens while you read together;
Developing language, widening vocabulary,, hearing and predicting rhymes, seeing and hearing letter sounds and words, noticing punctuation, Who is the author and who illustrated the book and learning how to handle books and how to turn the page,. It also helps us learn and make sense of the world around us, different countries and cultures and how to deal with those big feelings both good and bad we all have especially at times like these..
A story read together is NEVER a waste of time! Sometimes it is difficult to always share a story together and during lock down there are some amazing stories being read on the internet by famous and not so famous people.
Our very own Story Guru Joe who has been recording stories for you all to watch and listen to while you are at home. Here are the first four of many I'm sure;
Ouch in my Pouch;
Why not have a look at some of them?
Lancashire Libraries have some free audible books;
And Amazon have put many free books on their Audible platform
Cbeebies have a wealth of stories but also a story time App which you can find on The hungry Little Minds website; https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
The Book Trust; https://www.booktrust.org.uk/
Read Comics online too; https://readcomicsonline.ru/
Axel Scheffler from The Gruffalo has put together a book to help children to make sense of the virus too. Here's the link;
At this time stories and reading can offer a real escape from the world both for adults and children. It is important you take time for yourselves too and seeing you enjoying reading of every kind is also a HUGE learning experience for your child so don't feel guilty just get them to cuddle up with their own book next to you.
And lastly, it's "Pyjamarama" Day on 1st May and last year we had a wonderful time in our pj's all day reading. Why not join in at home this year and send us your pictures! Just sign up here to see activities and ideas '
And remember in the words of Dr Seuss.....