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This CBCA 2020 Notable Early Childhood Book of the Year is a lovely twist on the idea of counting sheep to help you go to sleep. Perfect for Book Week activities including making wool sheep, counting sheep with simple mathematics, patterns, STEAM fence designing and some harder maths for more capable students.
A 2020 CBCA Notable Picture Book exploring the feeling of longing when family members are separated by distance. Activities include STEAM and making a compass, Venn diagram of whales versus dinosaurs, star signs, graphing heights and reflecting on grandparents and what they bring to our lives.
This 2020 CBCA Early Childhood Notable Book is a story of discovering that where you are is where you were meant to be. Perfect for Book Week, activities include making an origami chicken, a book mark, Venn diagram, a snap or memory game and reflecting on what is important and makes you happy.
A contented for the CBCA 2020 Book of the Year: Early Childhood Book this fun, easy to share children’s book is about best friends. Perfect for young children activities for this book include identifying colours, drawing a dog, matching opposites and a handwriting and art activity about being friends.
This 2020 Notable Early Childhood Book is a fun rhyming bath time story about meerkats of all colours of the rainbow. Filled with movement and activity it teaches young readers about colours and how much fun it can be to get clean. The activities for this are aimed at younger children and focus of colour identification and matching including a snap or memory game, simple word creation and identification and craft in the form of making a paper boat.
Three is a CBCA Notable Book for Picture Book of the Year for 2020. People have 2 of them, a spider has 8 of them and a chair has 4 of them but Three is a dog who only has 3 of them. This is the beautiful story of how Three finds his perfect 2 and the young 2 who likes pancakes and ice cream finds her perfect dog. Activities for this story include a maze, handwriting for young children, number matching, word shape matching, simple graphing and identifying favourite things.
With the current need to teach young children about social distancing this is a clever way to introduce the concept of personal space and the need to ask permission before touching what belongs to someone else. With the metaphor of hair as the central theme the activities for this book include the art of making plaits, the concept that everybody is different and the idea of personal space.
Gaming questions that don’t need a device. These math questions are based on real world examples from the game Fortnite so boys and girls can enjoy math. With time, money, point and percentage questions these activities will help children visualise the problems they are being asked to solve so they can focus on the equations and understand them.
An empowering story to encourage children to save the orangutans. Activities for this book ask children to write a letter to companies who still use non-orangutan friendly palm oil to reconsider their actions, there is an how to draw orangutans activity, rhyming words, geography comprehension about orangutans and a save the orangutans poster.