Clickety Books Scoops Another Gold!

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We are delighted to announce that our first trio of Early Soundplay books have won a Practical Pre-School Gold Award!

Here's what the testers said about Chatty Bat, Jake's Cakes and Clip Clop's Picnic :

"The children really enjoyed these books. These colourful books use playful illustrations and repetitive words and phrases to introduce the child to both individual word sounds and sound sequences. This is an important part of a child's speech development. The humour in the book was appropriate for younger children and the book is in a child-friendly print. The story is simple and engaging."

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Delighted Competition Winner

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A massive thank you to recent Facebook competition winner, Alan Mortimer, for sharing this picture of his granddaughter enjoying her copy of Chatty Bat and finger puppet.

 

"My granddaughter loves the book and the bat has become a bedtime favourite companion of hers - probably because both she and the bat are nocturnal!"

Make sure you like our Facebook page to enter our latest competitions. 

National Insect Week

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With over a millions species of insects worldwide, we’ll probably need more than a just week to discover them all, but this is the best chance to get started.
Every two years the Royal Entomological Society organizes a week, championing the discovery and conversation of all things creepy and crawly. Get outside and get involved, you never know what you’ll learn. For instance, did you know that there are over 3,000 species of woodlice worldwide? Including the precise woodlice bakers:

The woodlice bakers are so precise,
They made a special baking device
That produces nice rice cakes,
Just for mice,
Topped nicely with raisins,
Cream crackers and spice.

Take a look at our free Precise Woodlice activities, or head over to our shop and use the code “WOODLICE10” to receive 10% discount during National Insect week.

Take a look at the National Insect Week website for more ways to get involved.

 

Sharing Stories @ Eden

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We had a great time sharing stories at the Eden Project last week. It was a real pleasure to be part of such a lovely literary even; championing creativity and inspiring young minds. Craig even got the chance to showcase his new dance – the Picky Chicken! A huge thank you to everyone who came. Be sure to stay in the loop for future events, by liking our facebook page and following us on twitter.

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The Art of Stories Festival @ Eden

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This half term (Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June) the Eden Project, already an arena of inspiration, will be opening its gates to a cohort of accomplished creative minds who have helped give us modern day classics such as The Beano, Horrible Histories, The Gruffalo and... You guessed it, Clickety Books!

Despite the star studded line up for the week – including Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and Beano comic artists Nick Brennan and Gary Northfield – the beauty of this event is that the focus remains very much in the hands, and minds, of the kids. Visitors will be invited to collaborate with one of the UK's best animators to create a giant, crowdsourced animated story. You can watch the finished project on the Eden Project's YouTube channel after 1st June. 

You will also be able to catch Clickety Books in the Citrus Grove: 

  • Monday 26 May: Craig Green will be reading marvellous stories from his own award-winning Clickety Books series (at 1pm, 3pm and 4pm). There will be plenty of fun and games too. The stories are chock-full of sound play, rhythm and repetition which are all very important for spoken language development. They also provide the foundation for the development of early literacy skills, for learning to read and spell. Warning: this session might get very silly indeed!
  • Sunday 1 June: More story telling from the fantastic folks at Clickety Books (1pm Only).

Join the Facebook event here.

Save 15% off your Eden Project ticket here

Find out more about The Art of Stories Festival and see a full schedule here.