We all know about Peter Piper and the pickled peppers he picked but have you ever wondered what happened to those pickled peppers? Read on to find out and then get your class to create some alliterating tongue twister stories of their own.Continue reading “What Happened to Peter Piper’s Pickled Peppers?”
Have you ever sat down and made a list of different, whacky things you could do with a poem?
That is what we are going to encourage you to do with your children. Here’s how.Continue reading “Thirteen Amazing Things To Do With A Poem”
Here is a bunch of fascinating facts about the alphabet for you to share with your class. How many did you or they already know? My favourite is the letter ‘B’ being a nuisance letter!Continue reading “26 Interesting Facts About Our Alphabet”
Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. In this post we will show you 10 ways you can explore rhyming with your children.Continue reading “10 Great Ideas for Using Rhyming With Younger Children”
Alliteration is simply the repetition of words beginning with the same letter/sound.
Its hold on our senses begins as soon as we are made aware of language in childhood, with rhymes such as ‘Sing a Song of Sixpences’ and ‘A ring, a ring o’ roses’. Plus a host of alliterating characters from ‘Little Boy Blue’ to ‘Wee Willie Winkle’.
How can you use the power of alliteration in your clasroom?Continue reading “How To Have Fun With Alliteration and Tongue Twisters”
In this post, we are going to look at a poem by Shel Silverstein and give some ideas as to how it might be used.
This gives the children a chance to read some excellent poetry and then study it in detail and use what they discover to write poems of their own.Continue reading “If The World Was Crazy, What Might It Look Like?”
Here is an intriguing game for you to play with your class. It’s all about words and sentences and is great fun!Continue reading “The Game With No Name”
In this one, David Horner talks you through getting your children to write a poem about their hands. (The same idea can also be used to write poems about their feet.)
This is a quick and easy idea to get your children writing, and one they will have great fun with.Continue reading “How To Get Your Children To Write Poems About Their Hands and Feet”