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Chae Strathie: Bedtime stories

Language: English
Genre: Animals, Art, Humour, Inspiration, Music
Age group: 3-5, 6-8

Join Scottish children’s author Chae Strathie for an interactive and fun-filled event complete with songs, tips on how to create the perfect bedtime routine, and fantastic readings from Chae's stories The Fabulous Flapdoodles, The Loon on the Moon and Bedtime For Tiny Mouse.

You can also download our learning resource full of fun activities associated with this broadcast from the bottom of the page.

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the broadcast.

Quilt for Tiny Mouse TCH 0-12a, EXA 1-02a, EXA 1-03a

Children can make their own ‘quilt’ for Tiny Mouse by drawing pictures and attaching them to each other to create a collage. Get them to think about things he might like to see on the quilt (look at the pictures hanging up in his house for some inspiration!). They could find out some fun facts about mice and depict these on the quilt; alternatively, they could recreate the events of the story in pictures (a good opportunity to support retelling skills).

After this, you could invite another class in to tell them all about the pictures on your quilt and share the story with them.

For more ideas and activities, download our activities pack available below for lots of fun and engaging ways to explore all the books featured in this event. For shorter clips from this event please visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

A transcript of this event is available to download.

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