A Week Of Gruffalo Fun At Kiddi Caru Peterborough
The children and staff at Peterborough’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 made Gruffalo masks and went on a Gruffalo hunt in the nursery’s garden and used different aspects of the story to create their own books using mark making tools.
The babies had Gruffalo story time, complete with puppets and visual aids, and there was lots of sensory play in the toddler rooms when the children made make believe owl ice cream and Gruffalo crumble using sensory materials.
Chia Wallace, 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.”