Saturday 25th May at 11.30h – ‘Storytelling with Sherry’
This is a free event, due to the capacity of the library, please try to avoid bringing pushchairs/strollers. 2 accompanying adults max.
For ages 2 – 7 approx. but all are more than welcome!
What to expect:
– Intro ‘Hello’ song
– I’ll be reading ‘Max The Brave’ by Ed Vere…
Max is a fearless kitten.
Max is a brave kitten.
Max is a kitten who chases mice.
But what does a mouse look like!?
– Fun, action songs for the family
– Outro ‘Goodbye’ song
– Book stall with quality second hand English books for kids at low prices – Whoaaaaaaa
I really enjoying doing storytelling in Can Batlló as they are a kind of culture centre for the district that are self financed and really try to provide accessible activities for everyday locals and families.
Location: Biblioteca Popular Josep Pons – Can Batlló
Carrer de la Constitució, 25, 08014 Barcelona (On the corner of c/Constitució and c/Mossèn Amadeu Oller)
Please consult the exact location here as it can be a bit tricky to find if you haven’t been there before! You will see the bar/café first, just walk into it and you’ll find the library at the back!
Please keep checking back on the ‘What Children Really Want’ website to see upcoming events that get published as they come in
The event will be hosted in Green Bee health restaurant – Tickets are 8 euros per child, and will need to be purchased in advance, by either stopping by the restaurant beforehand, or buying them directly from the association ‘Mamas de Sant Cugat’
What to expect:
Storytime – 2 stories – aimed at ages 2 – 7 years
We will have a lovely story about ‘Hungry Harry’
‘The Kiss That Missed’ – watch out for the dragon!
Action songs & games
We will have fun songs for all the family – be prepared to get up and learn the moves and dance around!
Do you know the game ‘musical bumps’? If you move when the music stops, you have to stick your finger in the gooey ‘frog slime’!
If you have friends that would like to come too, then feel free to send them our Facebookeventlink where you will find the event details in Castellano
I’ll be doing storytelling – on Sunday 7th April at this great flea market…
Clothes 0-12 years old, toys, children books, accessories for babies (puericulture) If you visit the market to buy remember to bring a reusable shopping bag.
– KIDS ACTIVITIES:
: 11:00 Storytelling and songs in French with La langue de Molière – Association FLAM : 12:30 Storytelling and songs in English with What Children Really Want-BARCELONA
I’ll be reading ‘SHARK in the PARK’, and ‘There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly’
– SOLIDARITY TABLE :
You can come between 11am and 12pm to donate items to the solidarity table. All must be in good state. stuffed toys are not accepted. All the profits will go to Casal dels Infants who help kids at risk of exclusion.
—————————————————— Date: Sunday 7th of April 2019 Hours: from 11am to 3pm Where: Casal De Barri “Pou De La Figuera”, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 70, 08003 Barcelona.
On Sunday 24th Feb At 11.30h – until 12.45h approx. And for children aged 3 – 6 approx. who will enjoy sitting through and participating in a Mega story event told in English.
This event is perfect for parents who would like to enjoy a Sunday brunch while the kids are having fun!
The price per child is 12 euros – Places will be limited to 15 children – So please can you RESERVE IN ADVANCE by going to Café Cocoa – or contacting them on 666132368 – Calle Lepant 241 (Just near La Sagrada Famillia)
What to Expect: : A story – ‘Max The Brave’ by Ed Vere : A craft to go with the story : A short Folklore cartoon on the projector – ‘Anansi and Turtle Go To Dinner’ : A little fun discussion about the visual story : Fun action songs : Snack time! For the children – We will provide a glass of milk, cookie or cake, (or a gluten free brownie) and some popcorn!
: Book-stall – I’ll have good quality second-hand children’s books on sale at low prices – brought over from the UK!
Free Storytelling and Songs in Jardineria Bordas – with me, Sherry
15th Feb is International Children’s Cancer Day – for this reason… THIS EVENT on 16th INVOLVES A XOCOLATADA A charity event is in aid of children with cancer ‘Para la investigació del càncer infantil’ (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu)
‘Mum! The Monsters!’ is the perfect book for little ones who are afraid of the dark
A fabulous book written by Liliana Cinetto and wonderfully illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Mum! The Monsters! helps small children realise that they do not have to be afraid at bedtime
Quite a few children are scared of the dark – they think there are monsters lurking in the bedroom, in wardrobes and closets, and under the bed. This is a book that can help them in a fun and adventurous way.
‘Mum! The Monsters’ defiantly gets an excellent review for us – and rightly so!
We purchased the paperback version which is 24cm x 24cm and consists of 29 pages. The words are written in lowercase. They are clear, and easy for confident, early readers to start tackling.
If your child cannot read, or prefers you to read the story to them, they will certainly have a blast observing the illustrations! (Make sure they keep an eye out for the little blue teddy bear on nearly every page!)
‘Mum! The Monsters! is a highly entertaining storybook, and the amazing illustrations help to relieve the tension that many children suffer at bedtime.
The only thing is as it deals with monsters, the illustrations may scare younger, sensitive children.
But as the story goes on, the illustrations become very comical, and the aim is to get your child laughing at these scary figures and realising that they are silly and harmless.
The hero of the day is ‘Mum’ – Normally mum goes into her little boys bedroom, turns on the light and sings him songs until he falls back to sleep. But one day, she decides to tell him “You’re a big boy now. You shouldn’t be afraid any more”. Then she takes drastic action right before his wide eyes! Mum comes to the rescue armed with her very own special weapons to erase monsters from the home once and for all!
Mum! – The Monsters! – such a great story written by Liliana Cinetto, fabulous illustrations by Poly Bernatene. (The U.S title is called ‘Mom! The Monsters!)
This is a great story not only for Halloween, but also any time of the year. It is especially aimed at children who are afraid of going to bed at night. This book teaches them that there’s no need to be scared of hairy monsters with sharp teeth that smell of dirty socks. Ghosts that float around trailing dust and cobwebs. Witches with messy hair and yellow eyes. And huge ogres with mouths full of green drool. It’s these monsters who need to be very afraid, because tonight they have met their match, and this hero doesn’t need a cape!
Always support your child, never ridicule their fears – help them to overcome their fears in a gentle way
See the video of our storyteller Sherry reading ‘Mum, The Monsters!’
Sherry has included a bonus feature that has questions to get your child talking and thinking about ‘being afraid of monsters’
Please drop a comment and let us know how your child reacted to the story!
The Colour Monster – A fabulous ‘must-have’ book by Anna Llenas.
This is a must have book for your child’s book collection!
Appealing colours and a loveable main character.
The pictures are illustrated in such a creative way using cardboard and paper as Anna Llenas takes re-cycling to a new level! – a truly beautiful layout that captures the attention of any child – and adult! And the actual story is truly heart-warming.
Does your child need help with understanding feelings and emotions?
‘The Colour Monster’ is here to teach children about feelings, as each beautiful colour leads to an emotion. It will also help children build understanding and empathy towards others, as in the story the emotions are attached to deep descriptions of how the little furry Monster feels inside and how he is able to cope:
Here’s a snippet of what each colour means in this story:
YELLOW – HAPPINESS
BLUE – SADNESS
RED – ANGER
BLACK – FEAR
GREEN – CALM
PINK – LOVE
The Colour Monster can lead on to an engaging discussion with children –
You can ask them…
If they think other colours could have been used e.g Black – why does black have to represent fear? – black can represent bravery!
Blue could be calmness.
Pink could represent happiness,
Red could be love? Or is that too typical!?
What about the colours orange, purple, grey, brown, white – which feelings and emotions do they provoke?
After you’ve read this story to your child, get them to get out their crayons and have fun drawing this enjoyable character!
Go on a delightful journey with this sweet little Monster – you’ll be glad that you did!
See our video to get a feel of ‘The Colour Monster’ before you decide to take him home!…
The Colour Monster read by our storyteller ‘Sherry’…
Anna Llenas has also created ‘The Colour Monster pop-up book’, and ‘The Colour Monster Activity book’ – be sure to check them out too!