One of the things we hope to do this weekend is to head off to the Discover Children’s Story to visit Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things exhibition. Its a brilliant interactive exhibition which I think will inspire and help the children in their reading. There is loads to do including the chance to step inside a humongous chocolate cake! I’m aiming to write a review of it, but I wanted to flag it up to you all because it actually closes on 10th April so there isn’t much time left if you wanted to find out more and go along to it.
To celebrate the exhibition Puffin books kindly sent us a copy of Michael Rosen’s poetry collection about family life: Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Good quality, engaging poetry books for children are quite hard to find so this is a brilliant addition to the bookshelf. As an adult i’ve very much enjoyed reading this and there really are some gems.
Its very important to get your children reading poetry (or if they wont read it) to read it to them as part of their bedtime routine. There is an emphasis on it at school which can be lost later in life. Poetry is such a lovely accessible form of literature its a shame that it can be overlooked. I think its an especially good thing for reluctant readers as there simply isn’t a great deal to read in order to get the ideas across.
If you’d like to get hold of a copy or to find out more just click here.