Tag Archives: reading

My mum, the Olympics and my motivation to start Story Seekers

Wow, the title of this post sounds a little like the game that Granny used to play (which I’ve mentioned before on here) where the eager listeners throw out three random ideas and the storyteller weaves them into an imaginative narrative.  Bear with me, though, as hopefully it’ll make sense eventually! I, like pretty much […]

Independent children’s bookshops

I follow quite a few independent children’s bookshops on Twitter, though haven’t had a chance to visit one myself for a LONG time. With this in mind (and with C and H to entertain for the whole weekend whilst M worked on the final assignment for his masters), I set about trying to discover a […]

Taking Story Seekers into children’s centres

Just a quick post, but this article from Nursery World reinforced my feelings about how I’d love to take Story Seekers sessions into children’s centres. I think that there are some parents who would potentially find the cost and/or atmosphere at a pre-paid baby and toddler class off-putting.  However, it might be that these same parents […]

In which I get lots of lovely inspiration from Florentine and Pig

I came across a very sweet new book today, whilst trying to amuse C and H as we waited an inordinately long time for a prescription to be fulfilled at the chemist.  We wandered around, marvelled at the fact it wasn’t raining, used our extra-powerful-imaginary-telescopes to look for crane trucks and skip loaders and waved […]

Storyseekers sessions

Very frustratingly, I just lost this whole post while I was adding tags, but I’m on a roll and determined to get this done, so here goes (and apologies in advance for any tiredness-related typos!!!!). What follows is my current thinking on what each Story Seekers session (from the age of three months onwards) will […]

Festival fever!

Hello again – it feels like WAY more than a week since I last posted anything here as so much has happened in my sparkly, (really quite) little Story Seekers world! Quite a few people have got in touch, one way or another, to offer kind words of support and advice, for which I am […]

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 […]