Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Inset on picture books

I’m really enjoying putting together an inset for next week on using picture books to support cross-curricular learning in the foundation stage, key stages 1 and 2. There’s going to be lots of hands-on activity exploring books and discussing ways to use them effectively to support topics. Every time I think I’ve got all the books we could possibly need, I remember others that just can’t be missed. Assembling a list that encompasses every area of the curriculum has been fascinating. I’m so pleased that more and more schools are recognising the enormous value of picture books, for encouraging reading enjoyment first and foremost, and for so much more. Picture books are most certainly not just for young children, as this photo of a ten-year-old family friend enjoying the wonderful True Story of the 3 Little Pigs demonstrates.

Here’s my web-page on picture book training, for anyone interested.