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Around the World in Picture Books – Antarctica – Jan/Feb 2019

I was not hugely inspired by the thought of Antarctica...all that snow and ice, a research station and lots of penguins. However, thanks Usborne's "Polar Adventures" it developed into a fascinating project, and led onto a trek up to the Artic, too. We read about three explorers who ventured to the South Pole; Amundsen, Scott… Continue reading Around the World in Picture Books – Antarctica – Jan/Feb 2019

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Around the year in picture books – Europe November/December 2018

We ended our tour of North America in Boston and decided to cross the Atlantic by ship. So, following in the footsteps of the redoubtable Katy (“What Katy did Next” by Susan Coolidge) we donned our sea shoes and stepped aboard an ocean liner. Once docked, we departed from Katy’s  itinerary and set off on… Continue reading Around the year in picture books – Europe November/December 2018

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North America September/ October 2018

Our first stop on our whistle-stop-picture-book-tour-of-the-world was North America. We mainly focused on USA, but Sparkly Eyes enjoyed finding out about the huskies (her favourite dog) in Canada. As well as these books, I used postcard templates from Activity village...                     activityvillage.co.uk and we watched a… Continue reading North America September/ October 2018

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Around the world in a year of picture books

Inspired by listening to Jules Verne's "Around the world in eighty days" on audible over the summer holidays, I decided to do a whistle stop tour of the world over this next year, using picture books (they take less time to read than chapter books), an atlas, a globe, puzzles, games and activity sheets. Below… Continue reading Around the world in a year of picture books

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Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018

HWH, the girls and myself spent a couple of days camping at Stratford....on the racecourse! We weren’t competing with any horses at the time, so the camping itself was quite uneventful. We did, however walk into town and as well as enjoying the river, visiting the RSC theatre and having tea at an awesome 1940’s… Continue reading Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018