Book reading in Somerset

Book reading in Somerset

 
Children are the best living audience in the world because they are so thoroughly honest.
— Maurice Sendak - Author; Where the Wild Things are
 
 

BACK TO SCHOOL

As I finished my first reading at a lovely primary school in Somerset, a sea of tiny arms shot up;

Meg from 2B, aged 5 - "Um, excuse me, how can the owl talk?"

I stumbled through an answer about magical birds and Harry Potter realising that this was no ordinary audience. The absolute honesty of the children has made us think carefully about how we talk to them and the message we are conveying.  Please see our guide for grown ups which gives a breakdown of the book and the psychological principles underpinning each section with suggested exercises.

I have added a workshop plan below so you can get a flavour of what they contain and please get in touch if you would like to arrange a time for us to attend your school. Each of the sections is made up of exercises and games.

head teacher from a Primary school in london;

‘THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TODAY. THE TEACHERS SAID HOW WONDERFUL IT WAS. IT HIGHLIGHTED THE NEED FOR US TO HAVE WORRY BOXES IN CLASS WHICH IS GREAT!

a happy mother after a school talk in dorset;

I just wanted to say thank you for the talk with the kids about Cheeky worries. Toby told me all about it and he said now he knows what to do when he has worries!’

WORKSHOP PLAN

Introduction and reading

Thinking about thoughts

Thoughts and feelings

Why thoughts stop us doing what we want to 

Spotting worries

How to stop worries stopping you

It’s OK, we all have worries!

If you’re a teacher you may find our free PDF guide Below a helpful structure to use as a lesson plan.