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A Week Of Gruffalo Fun At Kiddi Caru Matford Green

31st August 2018 – Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool Matford Green, Exeter
Matford Gruffalo Week

The children and staff at Matford Green’s Kiddi Caru day nursery ventured into the deep dark wood to celebrate one of their favourite books – The Gruffalo – for the company’s 2018 book week initiative.

Written by Julia Donaldson and first published in 1999, The Gruffalo tells the tale of a mouse taking a walk through a forest where he meets a fox, an owl, a snake and finally the Gruffalo. During the week long celebrations the children used story sacks to share Gruffalo stories and role played the tale in the nursery’s forest area using props. They also made masks of the characters and baked a delicious Gruffalo crumble.

Amanda Vardy, Nursery Manager, said: “The Gruffalo is one of the children’s favourite books. As well as the Gruffalo himself they love the mouse character, who manages to make it out of the forest despite meeting a few scary animals along the way thanks to his quick thinking. The story really captures the children’s imaginations and it was lovely to have a whole week dedicated to bringing it to life for them.”

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