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  • Building blocks of literacy

    Children (and even some adults) love playing with wooden blocks. There is something ultimately satisfying about stacking, sorting, shaping and building. And sometimes the best bit of building something up is knocking it down. Children use a variety of skills to do this – hand/eye co-ordination,...

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  • World Book Night is back: are you game to give?

    Back for a second year, and now taking place simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, USA and Germany on 23 April 2012, World Book Night offers avid readers the opportunity to spread their love of books amongst those who perhaps haven’t quite got the reading bug yet. The concept is simple, even if in...

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  • Highlands

    Burns for Bairns

    ‘ Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race! ’ – Robert Burns, Address to a Haggis It’s almost Burns night. As we prepare to celebrate, what better way to join in with children than by singing and saying traditional Scottish songs and rhymes? There are lots of great baby...

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  • Ruth Kirkpatrick with a nursery child

    Creating a storytelling classroom

    If you could bring a writer in to inspire you and your pupils, who would it be? What type of writer could help your pupils the most? Langholm Day Care Centre decided to use our funding to bring in a professional storyteller: read on and find out how this experience enriched teaching and learning...

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  • We want your book recommendations!

    School book cupboards are full of well-loved staples like Of Mice and Men and the Catcher in the Rye. But have you got something new and different in your classroom library? Find out how to share your recommendations and win great prizes below! The stock in most primary and secondary schools will...

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  • Reading Aloud with Confidence

    The way we read a book aloud will have an enormous impact on the listener. Our tone can convey meaning. Our voice can build excitement or create tension. It can calm and soothe. Our body language can help children learn the meaning of new words or interpret them differently in the context of the...

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