There was excitement for young book lovers at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as they welcomed talented children’s author, Andrew Weale, for a special storytelling session.
Known for his titles including ‘One Newt in a Suit’ and ‘Dinosaur Doo’, pre-schoolers from the award-winning setting were captivated as they listened to a selection of stories written and read by the author, complete with group actions throughout, much to the delight of children.
As part of the exciting experience, children were able to ask Andrew questions about his stories and his path to becoming a published author, as well as having their books signed.
Following on from the visit, pre-schoolers have enjoyed activities themed around the beloved story of ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson, which children picked as their ‘book of the week’, having been inspired by green parakeet feathers found in the garden outside.
From making rice krispie nest cakes and acting out the story, to making potions inspired by the character of ‘The Witch’ and creating bird feeders for the garden parakeets using natural and recycled materials, there were endless chances for children to showcase creativity in learning opportunities led by dedicated Pre-School Team Leader, Sammie Betts.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Manager, Chanelle Weaver explained;
“Our pre-schoolers had such a wonderful time during Andrew’s visit and were transported by his storytelling abilities. The children absolutely love books and we hope that this session will continue to ignite a lifelong passion for reading, which we will nurture until they go to school.”
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200