Books for Children’s Centres and Communities
A new project!!!
We wanted a place for books to be part of the Centre, there for children and families.
Space to sit and read together.
Time to look and to buy a book, or simply to have a chance to read in comfort when the children are happy too.
DolphinBookshelf also supports the Centre by giving a discount on all books sold.
Contributing to sustainability.
It links to a whole range of literacy ideas and projects too. It will help the Centre to keep literacy at the heart of its work, and bring a whole new world into the building.
The pilot project has started. It is going well and centres are adapting the way of presenting books depending on the setting. Some have the basket right at the reception so parents can buy straight away. Others take the baskets and books as part of story time sessions.
Let us know if you are interested, they are great books in a basket made from English willow from a charity working with the homeless – so it’s a winner all round.
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Imagine 30 children in a village school on an October afternoon, enthralled, listening and just wanting to hear the end of the tale.
For a whole hour the children in years 4, 5 and 6 at Babraham Cof E Primary School near Cambridge, sat and listened to Jackie and watched these wonderful pictures developing into a whole world of dragons, cake eating dragons, dragons made from the sun and the stars and tiny dragons with whisper thin wings.
“In their own drawings, their imaginations were sparked with fire as the dragon came to life, tails made of flowers, to dragons with spikes and claws whose tails curled round and round in spiraling circles”.
By the end of the afternoon, neither the children or the teachers were in any hurry to leave, eagerly looking at the books of Jackie’s we had brought.
Tell Me a Dragon(published by Frances Lincoln ) was in print from last year, the images and the story are just beautiful. The latest book from Jackie Morris is The Ice Bear, look no further for an inspiring book as a present.
We are really looking forward to working with Jackie again. Enabling her to share with children in schools, so they can be inspired first hand is worth so much, apart from being a magical moment which both the children and staff will remember.
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