Category Research

Visit to Hay

This past weekend I was lucky enough to make my first visit to Hay-on-Wye, thanks to my very lovely mother-in-law.  She is also a bookworm and had passed through the area a year or two ago, after which she’d said that she’d like to treat me to a visit at some point.  Well, that ‘point’ […]

Storytelling with babies and very young children

Ever since the first little Story Seekers-shaped nugget lodged itself in my brain, I’ve stuck wholeheartedly with the belief that reading is something that can be enjoyed from the very youngest age and that sharing books together is a wonderful experience that will hopefully set the foundations for a lifetime of reading for pleasure. Despite […]

Visiting the Ministry of Stories

I’ve already posted about my visit to Discover Story Centre just over a week ago, but during the afternoon of the same day I attended a brilliant workshop at the Ministry of Stories in East London. Entitled ‘Inside the Ministry’, the aim of the workshop was to share with attendees how they’d progressed their project […]

Discover-y!

Just over a week ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, London.  I’d been hoping to go for the first time with the boys over the summer, but got waylaid by picnics and scooter practises in the park (just re-read that and realised it sounds as though we […]

One small step for Story Seekers…

It feels as though quite a few exciting things have happened recently here in Story Seekers Land.  Logically I know that they’re not a huge deal, but they are little bits that actually feel quite significant to me. Firstly, I’ve decided to do a very small (and incredibly biased) trial run of some potential Story […]

Story sacks for pre-school children

I am currently in the process of overhauling all the story sacks for C’s pre-school.  For anyone who’s unaware, these are drawstring bags that, in very simple terms, contain a book and a range of related resources to enhance the reader’s enjoyment of the book. Does anyone have any particularly awesome books or resources that […]

Putting it out there………

Right, so I figured I might just write down, for the first ‘official’ time, what my thoughts and hopes are about what Story Seekers could become. Having worked in a very structured profession as a teacher all my adult life and having had no-one close to me who has ever set up their own business […]