Storytelling in Sants – Max The Brave

Storytelling with Sherry

Storytelling in Can Batlló library, Sants

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!?

Storytelling Max The Brave

– 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.

 

Can Batlló biblioteca

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

Many thanks / muchas gracias, Danke, merci

Sherry x

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Storytelling and Songs in Jardineria Bordas

Free Storytelling and Songs in Jardineria Bordas – with me, Sherry

 

When:

On Sunday 19th May 2019

At 5pm

Where:

Bordas Garden Centre
Location: Av. del Mar. s/n 08850. Gavà
info@jardineriabordas.com

You will need to REGISTER for this event as the places are limited –
Please register here, on the ‘Bordas’ website:
http://bordasonline.com/activitats-reserves/

What to expect:

Storytime – 2 stories – aimed at ages 2 – 7 years

  • I’ll be reading from ‘The Thankful Book’ by Todd Parr
  • Then I’ll go on to read ‘Hungry Harry’ as the main story

 

The Thankful Book

Storytelling Hungry Harry

Action songs & games

  • We will have fun songs for all the family – be prepared to get up and learn the moves and dance around!
  • Book-stall – I’ll have good quality second-hand children’s books on sale at low prices – brought over from the UK!

 

If you have friends on Facebook that would like to come too, then feel free to send them our Facebook event link

Hope to see you there!

Sherry – storyteller, What Children Really Want

 

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Coffee & Storytelling

Storytelling with Sherry Sant Cugat

Coffee & Storytelling with Sherry

In association with Mamas de Sant Cugat

Mamas de Sant Cugat

Hosted by Green Bee health restaurant

Green Bee health restaurant Sant Cugat

On Saturday 4th May

Starting at 11h

In ‘Green Bee’ health restaurant

C/ de Sant Bonaventura 6.

08172 Sant Cugat. Barcelona

 

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’

Storytelling Hungry Harry

  • ‘The Kiss That Missed’ – watch out for the dragon!

Storytelling The Kiss that Missed

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 Facebook event link where you will find the event details in Castellano 

 

Many thanks

Sherry – storyteller, What Children Really Want

 

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Storytelling – Dragons!

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Storytelling and Songs with Sherry

Sunday 28th April at 11.30h

We’re holding into Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) – we’ll have two stories featuring Dragons!

Storytelling in Barcelona
Storytelling – Puff the Magic Dragon

 

George, the Dragon and the Princess
George, the Dragon and the Princess

 

This is a free event, due to the capacity of the Tea Room, 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
– Help me sing to the storybook of ‘Puff The Magic Dragon’
– Story ‘George, the Dragon and the Princess’
– Fun, action songs for the family
– Outro ‘Goodbye’ song

– Book stall with quality second hand English books for kids at low prices – yipppeeeeee

Miss Perkins Tea Room at 11.30h – in Sants
Rambla Brasil 24
08028 Barcelona, Spain

Please keep checking back on the ‘What Children Really Want’ website to see upcoming events that get published as they come in

Many thanks / muchas gracias, Danke, merci

Sherry x

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Storytelling and kids flea market!

Flea market for kids

EL PETIT FLEA presents…

** BABIES AND KIDS FLEA MARKET **

I’ll be doing storytelling – on Sunday 7th April at this great flea market…

– 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’

Shark-In-The-Park

– 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.

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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.

Thank You For Looking After Our pets

Storytelling & Songs event in Bordas

Free Storytelling and Songs in Jardineria Bordas – with me, Sherry

Sunday 24th March 2019

Begins at 17H

You will need to REGISTER for this event as places are limited –
Please register here, on the ‘Bordas’ website: BORDAS – Activities of the month

What to expect:

STORYTIME – I’ll be reading the book ‘Thank You For Looking After Our Pets’, written by Tim Hopgood

FUN ACTION SONGS to sing and dance to! – Including the song ‘We All Go Traveling By’

BOOK-STALL – I’ll have good quality second-hand children’s books on sale at low prices – brought over from the UK!

‘We All Go Traveling By’

See it here so you can get practicing!!!

 

Hope to see you there!

Sherry

 

Thank You For Looking After Our Pets

 

BORDAS GARDEN CENTRE
Location: Av. del Mar. s/n 08850. Gavà
info@jardineriabordas.com

 

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Mega Storytime in Café Cocoa

Cafe Cocoa_Storytelling & Songs event

Storytelling with Sherry in Café Cocoa

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!

Get to know Café Cocoa – It’s such a lovely, friendly place – I’m happy to do my events there! : https://www.cocoabcn.com/

Un saludo

Sherry

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Storytelling & Songs with a Xocolatada!

Storytelling with Sherry

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)

You will need to REGISTER for this event as the places are limited –
Please register here, on the ‘Bordas’ website:
http://bordasonline.com/activitats-reserves/

What to expect:
: Chocolate! – You can donate money to charity and take chocolate home with you in return!

: Storytime – I’ll be reading the book ‘The Colour Monster’
(You can get acquainted with him here on my Blog: https://whatchildrenreallywant.com/colour-monster/ )

: Fun action songs to sing and dance to

: Book-stall – I’ll have good quality second-hand children’s books on sale at low prices – brought over from the UK!

Hope to see you there!

Sherry

You can read more about the Chocolatada Charity events on their website:
https://chocolatadasolidaria.org

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Location: Av. del Mar. s/n 08850. Gavà
info@jardineriabordas.com

 

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Mum! The Monsters!

Mum, The Monsters

‘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

Our Review:

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.

Mum, The Monsters!

 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

Summary:

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

Mum, The Monsters

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!

Mum! The Monsters

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The Colour Monster

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The Colour Monster – A fabulous ‘must-have’ book by Anna Llenas.

This is a must have book for your child’s book collection!

The Colour Monster Anna Llenas
The Colour Monster

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

Discussions

The Colour Monster can lead on to an engaging discussion with children – 

The Colour Monster Anna Llenas

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 Anna Llenas

 

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!

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