Celebrating Stories at Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Clowne and St. Peter and St. Paul

World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind and Children 1st nurseries love to get involved in the event. Dressing-up for the day helps to bring their favourite book characters to life and gives us all plenty to talk about as we match the character to the book.

At Clowne the children were fortunate to have a visit from Lynn, a retired librarian, who came to share two of our favourite books, ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Lynn also sang songs with the children, making this a wonderful experience. Many thanks to Lynn for her visit.

The children at St. Peter and St. Paul had a great time acting out stories, using the natural environment of the woods as the background for their performances. ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ was a firm favourite. The two and three year olds bravely went on a bear hunt in the sensory garden, inspired by the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen. Dressed in their wellies the little ones went through the swishy swashy grass and over the bridge, following the bear’s footprints. After going through the muddy swamp and the splishy, splashy river they finally found the cave with a lonely bear waiting for some friends!

As shown in the photographs form Chesterfield, even the youngest children love looking at books. ‘Elmer the Elephant’ by David McKee had one little one absorbed, whilst a delightful range of costumes showed that traditional tales such as ‘Snow White’ are still very popular.

Thank-you to all parents and carers who supported World Book Day and to the staff who transformed themselves for the day into a host of wonderful characters.

We hope you enjoy spotting our favourite book characters on the slideshow of photos from Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Clowne and St. Peter and St. Paul.



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