Harry was enthralled by The Borrowers and the huge matchbox table and we have started reading it together tonight as I had an old copy already. I am really pleased that he has been inspired to want to read a new book and Seven Stories is a great place for that to happen as it really brings literature to life in an engaging way for children, with lots of hands on exhibits.
I think we will be reading Alice in Wonderland this year too! They spent a long time enjoying a mad hatter's tea party.
Peter was delighted to find penguin outfits at the Lost and Found rowing boat as he loves them. We watched a clip from the film with a stormy sea and talked about how the boy and the penguin may have felt.
They both loved these fairy tale cubes, which could be combined to make mixed-up fairy tales and they had some chuckles about their bizarre stories!
Harry has also been practising using an Oxford Reading Tree spelling dictionary this morning. I hope he might find it useful for writing independently. He completed a compound words worksheet then looked for the words in the dictionary.
We also played bananagrams and Harry was allowed to use his dictionary.
Peter has enjoyed lots of books read to him today too - The Lorax and Richard Scarry books are current favourites and we also read Dr Seuss's The Places You'll Go.
I am starting to think about planning some activities for September onwards. We have been very unstructured in the last couple of months as the weather has been good so we have been enjoying lots of outdoor time. I would like to have more prepared though for the winter including activities for Peter and I think that starting each day with reading may be one of the things we do.