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  • Barty Barton: The Bear that was loved too much

  • A specil Playbus

    Gloria the Summer Fun Bus

  • Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus

  • Jay-Jay and his island adventure childrens bookJay-Jay and his island adventure book cover

    Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

  • Jay-Jay and the Carnival

  • Jay-Jay and the carnival

    Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus

  • Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes

  • Sparky the Dragon Bus

  • The Christmas Play Rehearsal

  • A Spooky Tale

  • Bewbush Playbus

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Where did the story start?

What is a Playbus? Why is it special?

Bewbush Playbus

If you want to find out more you an check out the ‘Bewbush Playbus’ photographic book.

You can buy a copy of the book from my website with a 50% discount.

Enter discount code BB2021W.

Playbus Stories

The Playbus led to fictional tales.

Indeed all of the books have a bus in them somewhere.

Which one would you choose?

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Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus Day

(Click to visit the bus day)

As we entered into yet another lockdown I was pleased once again to join in with Early Years Home learning.

My books might be a bit older than nursery aged children but the ideas from the books can be adapted and explored in play, for any age.

This time I decided to start at the beginning with my very first bus book, ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’.

I introduced the real Playbus with its photographic book, which of course I could not read, I would be asleep by the end and so would the children. I was, however, able to show a few of the photographs of the real Playbus which had inspired my stories.

It was fun sharing the story as well as thinking of some play ideas to support the book.

After reading the story I suggested a few activities to have a go with the bus.

  • A bus ride with toys, perhaps the children could make bus tickets?
  • A cupboard full of toys, (What toys would you like in your cupboard to play with?) toy cupboard
  • Rolling and moulding playdough.

Paint and playdoughBy the end of the day, I felt somehow that the fun had really taken me back to the real Playbus and why the children still have so many fond memories of their time in the groups that the bus delivered.

The bus wasn’t just for pre-school children, older children and adults enjoyed it too, we were all having fun and learning along our journey.

It was a safe, cosy place to play, we were in our little bubble. (Something we really all need at the moment.)

I have certainly been pleasantly surprised that the real bus still creates an interest.

Where to get my books

Books are available from the following:   My Books

Amazon.co.uk     Amazon.com     Waterstones    

Barnes&Noble    Foyles (amongst others)

Don't forget to look and ask in your local Museum, book shop or even buy on your Sainsburys on line shop!

 

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