I have been invited once again by my local Library to read to groups of school children from the local primary school on library visits. I love doing this, it was one of my highlights last year and I think it is wonderful that children are being introduced to libraries at such a young age.
I shall be reading ‘The Thirsty Flowers’ to two groups of Reception Class children (4-5 year olds). The first event is tomorrow, 18th January and the second is on 25thJanuary 2018. I will be joined by Ann Scantlebury, another local children’s writer, who will also be reading one of her stories. The children will also take part in some library based activities aimed at helping them to understand how to use the library.
Yesterday saw the second of my three visits to the Library. This time it was a group of 9 year olds from my local Primary School who were having a morning at the Library. The local Poetry Group, of which I am a member, had been invited to do some poetry work with the children and five of us went along. We shared some poetry with them on a variety of topics and listened to them read some of their own poems which they had been working on at school – acrostic poems on the subject of ‘Future’. They had obviously put a lot of thought into their poems and achieved some good results. We also talked to them in general terms about poetry and they were happy to share their thoughts with us on the kind of poems that they like.
I have also received some wonderful ‘Monster’ pictures from my previous visit when I read to a class of 6-7 year olds and I will choose a few to post on this website in a day or two.