Ideas and activities for your Imagination Library books
Children get so much enjoyment from reading books. We have put together these useful help sheets to accompany selected Imagination Library books to help you get the most out of them.
All Join In [PDF, 1Mb] – have fun identifying sounds and playing listening games, via BBC. Put on a colourful musical performance with rainbow bottle shakers, water xylophones, or rubber glove bagpipes, via CBeebies
Eric!…the hero? [PDF, 1Mb] – find out how reading impacts positive mental health, via Scottish Book Trust. Explore a range of emotions with your children
by watching Dr Radha Moghil and her puppet friends, via BBC. Picture books can be a great way to get children to discuss their feelings, find out more
Eyes, Nose, Toes, Peek a Boo [PDF, 1Mb] – handling books will develop your child’s physical skills, visit The BookTrust for top tips. Introduce a range of simple repetitive rhymes to help develop theirunderstanding of body parts, via the Scottish Book Trust
I Can Only Draw Worms [PDF, 695Kb]
How to Tuck in your Sleepy Lion [PDF, 831Kb] – take a look at Jo Frost’s simple bedtime routine for children, via The Book Trust. Have fun singing “Wash your dirty hands, feet, face…” whilst in the bath. Listen to the ‘Sticky Kids’ song, via iTunes
Pants [PDF, 698Kb]
Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave [PDF, 838Kb]
The Snowman [PDF, 660Kb]
Peely Wally [PDF, 728Kb]
Loo Queue [PDF, 1Mb]
When I Grow Up…Builder [PDF, 1Mb]
My First Numbers [PDF, 589Kb]
Eyes, Noes, Toes Peekaboo! [PDF, 590Kb] – introduce a range of simple repetitive rhymes where you can help develop their understanding of body parts such as,
‘Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin….’ via the Scottish Book Trust
My First Animals [PDF, 495Kb] – once your child has become familiar with the book, introduce simple rhymes. Listen to, join in and learn some nursery rhymes at home.
Alfie Gets in First [PDF, 600Kb] – have fun pretending to make and pour tea whilst singing ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot’, like Alfie does at the end of the story. Join in and sing with Mr Tumble, via Cbeebies.
Things That Go [PDF, 653Kb]
Stanley’s Café [PDF, 517Kb] – does your child know about healthy foods and foods we should have in moderation? Visit Change4Life for lots of fun ideas to help your child stay healthy. Cook with your child to develop maths and coordination skills and encourage adventurous eating, via Cbeebies
Chapatti Moon [PDF, 574Kb]
A Quiet Day in the Jungle [PDF, 563Kb]
I’m Ready to Explore My World [PDF, 442Kb]