So our Story Cafe (we call ours Rainbow Cafe because of the rainbow in our logo) at Preschool this half term was based on the brilliant book "Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see?" by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle.
As families arrived the children could play and explore the story -
We started by reading the story. The children joined in by each holding up a picture of each of the animals in the story, and we all called out the next question in the book - "Red bird, red bird, what do YOU see?" etc.
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Then we all came back together on the carpet at the end to read "Polar bear, Polar bear, What do you hear?" by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. The children joined in this story with all the animal noises - very funny - how DO you "flute like a flamingo"?
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