Tue 20 April, Tue 27 April, Tue 4 , Tue 11 & Tue 18 May
Actor and nanny Sophie Warren will be zooming in to your home LIVE with her partner in crime The Book Robot ready to read some stories and play some silly games!
Aimed at Key stage 1 children (4-7yrs), these short weekly after-school sessions are fun, informal and creative. Each book is carefully chosen to fit a weekly theme (climate change, wellbeing, religion, gender pronouns, learning disabilities) aimed at exploring the diverse world we all live in.
We’ll be enjoying some crackers including Peanut Goes for the Gold, a charming book that follows the adventures of a gender non-binary guinea pig (written by the fabulous Jonathan Van Ness of Queer Eye fame!), The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh from Supriya Kelkar that tells the beautiful story of Harpreet’s struggle and adventures in a new city, and Wanda’s Words Got Stuck by Lucy Rowland that follows a little witch who’s a bit too nervous about the school magic contest!
Children learn from what we show them, so let’s show them how to be awesome! And best of all, they’ll be done in time for tea!
Each session will focus on a core theme surrounding the Book of the Week, with associated games and key Welsh words and Makaton signs to learn along the way!
Books of the Week:
Week 1: When Sadness Comes to Call written and illustrated by Eva Eland with a focus on mental health and exploring our emotions.
Week 2: My Friend Earth by Paula MacLachlan and illustrated by Francesca Sanna with a focus on climate change, diversity and our ever-changing environment.
Week 3: The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, illustrated by Alea Marley with a focus on cultural diversity, celebrating holidays and the fear we feel about change.
Week 4: Peanut Goes for the Gold! Written by Johnathan van Ness and illustrated by Gillian Reid covering gender pronouns and fluidity.
Week 5: Wandas Words Got Stuck by Lucy Rowland illustrated by Paula Bowles with focus on communication difficulty, the autism spectrum and confidence.