Week 2 is over! I hope you enjoyed celebrating children's literature and discovered tips and books to help make story time with your kids even more enjoyable. Below is a round-up of all the information that was shared this week.
"Just as computer simulations help us get to grips with complex problems like flying a plane or forecasting the weather, so novels, stories and dramas help us understand the complexities of social life"
I love, love, love libraries! Growing up in St. Louis, I had access to one of the highest ranking library systems in the country. Fast forward a few years when I moved to a smaller community in Illinois and was shocked to discover that my community did not have a free public library! I was able to join a neighboring community library for a fee which I did because I just can’t imagine my kids not being able to check out books at a library!
Lucie Parkin talks to Abergavenny Kids about the upcoming 2017 Aber Writing Festival and what's lined up for kids and families. Check it out!
Advice for parents and carers on how to make sure storytime with your child is an enjoyable, fun part of the day.
Award-winning Bookstart coordinator Karen Wilkinson gives her top tips to families everywhere.
Last month, I spoke to parents from across Wales who told me how they support their children through Welsh-medium education when they don’t speak Welsh themselves.
Many of them said they had started learning Welsh to support their child, with reading Welsh books helping them as much as their children.
Read Aloud. Change the World.
Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
World Read Aloud Day is Thursday, February 16, 2017.
We all know that books are an essential part of childhood, but there are so many books out there that it you can often be overwhelmed with choice when trying to find what you or your child are looking for. With that in mind, I searched the internet and put together this enormous list of recommended children's books by category - there should be something here for everyone! Hopefully it will help you find the perfect book when you need it.
To help celebrate children's literature this week I'm delighted to share this guest post from Sarah at Louby Lou Interactive Storytelling. Read on to find out all about her fantastic interactive storytelling sessions!
This week's theme is Children's Literature and Abergavenny is so lucky to have our very own local children's author named Stephanie Burgis who was happy to answer a few questions about her new book.