#8 Guess Who? (inference skills)
This is a really fun task that allows children of all ages to practise their inference skills. However, it does require a little preparation by the adult first. You may need to find some props from around the home (or school!) and either put these in a special sack, or brown envelopes before you begin…
#4 Word Detectives!
Kids love secret codes. They love playing detective and investigating things for themselves. In order to encourage children to become logophiles (word lovers), we’re going to unlock the meanings of words using a very special secret code – etymology! Etymology is the study of the true meaning of words. From personal experience, I think it’s…
#2 Create your own Imaginary Map
I have always loved maps within books. Much like novels themselves, maps can tell stories too. They often bring the real and the imaginary together. Maps are a brilliant way to explore imaginary lands inside our imaginations, providing a potential gateway to creative writing. Spending time creating illustrations gives us a starting point for bringing…