A story book not just for Halloween, Spooky can be a strange experience or even a worry.
(EYFS Ho me. Linking books to Early Years learning as well as children at home in lockdown)
Today's story was the special edition of the book.
This day would be all about worries and fears.
With schools returning maybe there would be a few children (and adults) worried about going back, or starting school.
After an introduction to my books, it was time to tell a story.
- Story Time (A Spooky Tale – special Edition)
This is a special edition of the story which was written for my family and has all their names included. (Maybe there is a name you know?)
The story was adapted to celebrate my sons wedding in Spain and my mother’s 90th birthday.
The original story relates to the neighbourhood where I took my class for a walk.
What was your favourite part and why?
Or maybe her daddy Alex fighting off the ‘big bad wolf’?
My favourite page is the bus page of course.
Where would you go?
- The Bubble
Over lockdown we have not been able to travel about as much and I know I had to wave at my family up the pathway sending virtual hugs and kisses.
This was quite hard being a Nanny to a little baby, but at least we stayed safe.
It was a time of worries and fears so perhaps the children could think about their bubble of family or friends. Who would their bubble include?
- How to make a Worry Doll.
An old story tells that when the Maya Indians of Guatamala had worries, they would tell them to the worry people.
At night they would place the worry people under their pillows and when they awoke, the worry people had taken their worries away.
- Action Songs and Rhymes
With Barty Barton the Bear that Was Loved Too Much.
My son’s favourite song was ‘The Grand old Duke of York’ and also Round and Round the Garden like a Teddy bear. Mine too.
- Barty’s story.
The day ended with another story, this time it was the real story of Barty Barton.
His book was due to be published but, in this story-telling I was able to introduce the real bear and share a bit about the background to the tale.
Barty had been my son’s favourite bear and he would tell his worries and share his fears with Barty.
You can’t love a bear too much.
I’m sure we all have a favourite toy.
(I do – she is a very old bear called MacMac)
We sent a copy to the teddy bear ladies at the Repair Shop, we hope they liked it. Barty's Book.
Barty and the bus books have all travelled off to various museums and schools along the way.
London Transport Museum; Brooklands; Crawley Museum.