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Northern Ireland
Story-based activities, crafts and printables.
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Hi Susannah, A link to your resources is sent instantly on purchase, to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please check your linked email. Thank you!
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Lovely photographs! Gorgeous Autumn days!
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Hi Gill, Thanks for choosing one of our units :) On purchase, a download link was sent immediately to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Best wishes, Caroline.
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Look above- just click on the image! :)
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Hi Samantha, Please check the new email address you provided. Hope you have fun with this story! :)
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Hi Ana, There's a link to the free craft template in the blog post :) Thank you!
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Here's a fun skeleton craft to make with your little readers! We read Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. It's the first story in the classic skeleton picturebook series. The story is about two silly skeletons (and their dog) who go out on a scaring spree in the dark. Of course, as it's during the night, the skeletons encounter a difficulty - there's no-one awake to frighten! Publisher: Puffin Books (reissued 1999) ISBN: 9780140565812 You can read a fantastic interactive version of the book for free by clicking on the image below. To make your own movable skeleton character, first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Learning Parade
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We all know that mermaids are traditionally beautiful and have wonderful singing voices. However, when Julia Donaldson's Singing Mermaid is imprisoned in a fish tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, she must prove herself capable of so much more, if she is to return to her beloved ocean! Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2013) ISBN: 9781447210856 Lydia Monks has illustrated the story with bright and bold prints on glitter-filled pages :) It's a very tactile book! Here on The Guardian's Children's Books site, readers can watch how Lydia draws her perfect sea lady in a step-by-step tutorial. Inspired, our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Learning Parade
Hi Emma, so glad you liked our art project! You have mail :)
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Here is where I found it: http://www.proctors-ni.co.uk/ :)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on Thing 1 Pop-Up Seuss Craft at Learning Parade
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When you read Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, you know they're going to ask for cookie. And if they ask you for a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk :) We're celebrating our newest read aloud activities in proper style with some milk, cookies and mouse ears! Like us, your kids can create these cute mouse ears too, by using our super-simple recipe for puffy paint! Just add: 1 tablespoon of self raising four 1 tablespoon of salt 3 teaspoons of water to a squirt of light brown poster paint. Give the ingredients a good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Learning Parade
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We really enjoy getting out our clay for modelling! Recently, we discovered a couple of new techniques while creating this model, based on The Cat in the Hat by the lovely Dr Seuss, and we'd like to share these with you :) We always use DAS air hardening clay. It is very slow drying, so you can really take your time with your modelling. First, we created Gustav the Goldfish and some other Seuss inspired objects, making sure that we used plenty of water to smooth out those little cracks! Then we tried something new. We used the same skewers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Learning Parade
Thank you! Agreed, Pinterest is such an amazing resource, especially for those working with children! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2013 on Thing 1 Pop-Up Seuss Craft at Learning Parade
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We've had great fun making our Seuss inspired rhyming pop up craft! You can create your own paper toy too by following our tutorial and using the free download at the end of this post. This summer we've been visiting our libraries a lot to achieve our summer reading goals and Seuss books have become our firm favourite :) Pinterest has a wealth of Seuss craft and activity boards. It was here that we came across this super Cat in the Hat craft at Stuff by Ash and this larger Pop Up Cat Hat by What I Made... We loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Learning Parade
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Here's an old friend :) Elmer the patchwork elephant. Created by David McKee, the popular Elmer picture book is always a firm favourite to share when discussing friendship, or learning about colour. Here's a previous post from a while back when we had fun making a clay Elmer. Have you a colour you like best? Use our free printable and your children can celebrate their favourite colours too, with Elmer! Begin by colouring Elmer using a chosen colour. Then below, write the colour name and record some special things that would make your readers really think of the colour. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Learning Parade
I didn't realise it was D.E.A.R. day for US! But today I picked out 244 new books for our school library! Such fun! Hope you enjoy dropping everything to read! :D
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Apr 4, 2013
Well done Tammy and Corinne, our last give away winners! Email your addresses please! :) Hope your children enjoy using the pack!
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Hi Danielle, our third giveaway will be on its way to you! Don't forget to email me with your address :)
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Apr 2, 2013
Your class will have fun reading this one together! You're winner #2 Bella :) Let me know what your children make of the activities? Just send me your email.
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Congratulations Juliet! Our first giveaway winner! :) Send me your email address so I can forward your resource pack! Enjoy! xx learningparade@yahoo.co.uk
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In everyday life, when you see or hear something entertaining or interesting, you usually share your story with others by retelling what happened in your own words. Retelling is an important skill. When I listen to children retelling a familiar story, they communicate to me what meaning they made of the original text, a sense of structure and an ability to use appropriate language. Clearly, the best children's stories to use for straightforward retelling activities are those that are easily remembered. Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons is a great story for retelling as young readers really seem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Learning Parade
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Hi Ruth, Thanks so much! Just download online :) The story wheel pdf is available right here: http://learningparade.typepad.co.uk/MouseStoryWheel.pdf
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