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For the love of books

On the 11th and the 18th November we had our next two sessions of 'For the love of books' with community artists Katy McCall and Michiko Fujii. For these two sessions the book we used as a catalyst for all sorts of activities was 'Mouk - all around the world' by Marc Boutavant. In this book Mouk the bear travels to a range of countries and sends a postcard to his friends from each country. Yesterday parents and children joined in with lots of exciting activities in the 'over 3's' based on the book. Michiko led an activity making landscapes and places using colour and projections, Katy explored different cultures through pattern and printing and nursery staff provided a range of other activities including: tasting different fruit from Madagascar; making Chinese kites; printing using Indian printing blocks: making sand pictures from the Sahara Desert and making Mouk himself with tea-cakes and marsh-mellows! Many thanks to all the parents for making this another great afternoon of learning.