Now for the moment of truth, will the kids like the story ? Now you would think that because the children know me, it would make reading the story easy. But it doesn’t always work that way and children have been known to play up for for people they know.
But they just loved the story. Because it is so repetitive, it certainly did encourage them to join in and they were constantly guessing what would happen next. I do think the I had got the length of the story just right for this particular age group, especially as some kids aged between 3 and 4 can find it rather difficult to sit still for any length of time.
After I had finished reading the story, I did ask them a few very simple questions, some answered straight away and others when given clues. I then got out the activity sheets ( I have approx 12 ), the images below show you some examples. The kids loved them, especially the colouring. The 2nd image shows you an example of the writing frames. I would say that this one is probably better suited to the 5-6 age group.
Please note. If you work in a Early Years setting and have purchased the book. Would you like the sheets to go with it ? Get in touch 🙂