Grantham youngsters dress as book characters for national story week
Children at a village early years centre took part in National Storytelling Week by dressing up as their favourite fairytale characters.
The youngsters at Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre (EYC) in Boothby Pagnell, were asked to bring in their favourite stories to share with their friends which they then brought to life with a variety of activities.
Children in the Older Kindergarten room focused on more traditional tales and took park in activities including painting a large scale picture of Jack and the Beanstalk and baking Gingerbread Man biscuits.
They finished the week by dressing up as their favourite book character.
Youngsters in Younger Kindergarten brought in their favourite fairytale books from home, created a mud swamp sensory tray to re-enact ‘The Duck in the Truck’ got stuck in the mud and made Gruffalo’s out of playdough and other materials.
Toddlers made Stickmen with sticks that they had collected on a walk to the woods while babies explored porridge oats with spoons, bowls and teddy bears and shared stories with puppets.
Manager Kate Robinson said: “Last week was a big success. It was lovely to see children’s enjoyment from sharing their stories from home.
“The older children told their friends about their books with pride.
“Books are fantastic for developing all areas of learning from their imagination to maths with counting items to understanding the world and understanding story structure from beginning, middle to end.
“We have a bedtime library at nursery which is popular with our parents and promotes the importance of reading daily.”