Roll up, roll up for Clickety time at Kimberley Park!

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Children of Falmouth and beyond...assemble!

Roll up, roll up for a Clickety good time at Kimberley Park in Falmouth.

On Sunday July 7th, Craig Green will be reading marvellous stories from his own award winning Clickety Books series. There will also be plenty of fun and games too with loads to see, make and do!

Clickety Books are written by Craig Green and Dominic Vince and are chock full of sound play, rhythm and repetition. These features are very important for spoken language development but also provide the foundation for the development of early literacy skills, for learning to read and spell.

Family friendly and free! The activities will run between 2pm and 4pm with live storytelling at 3pm.

Please come along to the big stage in Kimberley Park and spread the word. Nobody will leave empty-handed!

Please remain with your children throughout the session.

Calling all camping kids! It's Clickety time!

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Camp Bestival
 

Clickety Books will be at Camp Bestival 2013 Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from 1 - 4 August! 

Craig Green will be reading marvellous stories from his own award winning Clickety Books series. There will be plenty of fun and games too...with prizes!

Clickety Books are written by Craig Green and Dominic Vince and are chock full of sound play, rhythm and repetition. These features are very important for spoken language development but also provide the foundation for the development of early literacy skills, for learning to read and spell.

Just as importantly, fun is always a very special ingredient, so the books are funny and richly illustrated. Each book is accompanied by a CD which is narrated by Rik Mayall, Ronni Ancona or Catherine Tate. Their unique characterisation not only enriches the learning experience for your child but also adds to the fun!

So whatever your age and whatever the weather, just come along (remember to bring your smile) and join in the fun as Craig reads from his 18 stories including Mark the Sparky Shark, Flossy the Bossy Ostrich and Hoot the Tooting Newt.

To the Dingly Dell!

Award Winning Clickety Books in the StoryPhones Download Store

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Storyphones make a brilliant multi-award winning MP3 digital audio system for children and we're delighted to be included in their download store!  This is what they said about us in a blogpost on 4 April 2013: 

"Clickety Books create wonderfully humorous children's stories based on eighteen quirky animal characters. The imaginative choice of words and rhymes encourage children to develop their knowledge of speech sounds, the essential building blocks for spoken communication and reading. These stories can be enjoyed by all children and used to support children with speech, language and early literacy difficulties.

"Clickety Books create wonderfully humorous children's stories based on eighteen quirky animal characters. The imaginative choice of words and rhymes encourage children to develop their knowledge of speech sounds, the essential building blocks for spoken communication and reading. These stories can be enjoyed by all children and used to support children with speech, language and early literacy difficulties.

Introduce your children to Jake the Achy Snake, Lucky the Plucky Duck and all their Clickety friends! These colourful characters, delightfully illustrated, form the basis of each story, full of rhyme, word play and alliteration. You can meet all the characters and find out more about the stories by watching these animated introductions on the Clickety Book website.

All of the stories are accompanied by beautifully produced audio stories brought to life by the brilliant narration of Rik Mayall, Roni Ancona and Catherine Tate. Listening to these audio stories not only breaths life into all the Clickety Book characters but also encourage children's listening, attention and comprehension skills.
Clickety Books are the result of a of creative team of writers, illustrators and speech and language therapists. You can find our more about this award winning team here. No wonder Clickety Books were winners of a 2012 Gold Practical Pre-School Award and 2012 Silver Primary Teacher Award.

We are very pleased that our customers now can buy all nine Clickety Book audio titles from our download store and order the hard copies to accompany them."

Thank you StoryPhones!

Join in the fun with Clickety Books at Camp Bestival 2013!

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Camp Bestival
 

Clickety Books will be performing at the amazing Camp Bestival 2013! Craig Green is so excited to be reading our stories to a boisterous crowd of hundreds of kids and assorted tired parents.

Camp Bestival is a great family festival featuring music, arts, shows, food, activities, camping and more. Tickets for Camp Bestival 2013, which takes place from August 1-4, are selling like the proverbial hotcakes and the hosts Rob & Josie da Bank and all the Camp Bestival crew have already got a whole heap of amazing treats in store for this sixth festi-holiday feast at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. 

We do hope you will join us in the Dingley Dell for some great entertainment and big belly laughs!

Check out www.campbestival.net to book your tickets now!

Getting Children Ready for Reading and Writing

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Once again our speech and language editor Anne Ayre has been invited to write an education article for ABC Magazine!

Getting children Ready for Reading and Writing - The first five years of life are particularly important for the development of literacy and parents play a key role. By talking,singing, reading, and playing with your very young child you are providing the foundation for the successful development of communication and literacy skills. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy with your child that do not directly involve reading and writing. Parents can be the best teachers of early literacy if they make it fun.  

The longest established, best-read, free parenting magazine in the South. ABC Magazine is the FREE local parenting magazine offering practical parenting advice to everyone with young children. From babies to big kids!

Every issue of ABC Magazine is packed full of local information and practical parenting advice to help you find what you need and where to buy it, ideas on what to do and where to go, where to find this and that - all child related and child friendly! Loads of articles, great competitions, true-life stories, health updates, all sorts of parenting advice, facts and figures, ideas to fill your days and masses of useful practical parenting tips to help put you on the right road for early parenthood.

Each edition of ABC Magazine is published three times a year, out and about on 1st of March, July and November, and is available to pick up FREE via local hospitals, doctors' surgeries, baby clinics, libraries, shops, schools, activity classes, playgroups, selected supermarkets.  

ABC currently publishes six editions in the UK - Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Hampshire.