Now that Little Miss C knows that she’s got a school place at the same school where she currently attends pre-school we’re starting to prepare her for what it will be like to go to Reception in September and therefore the arrival of Bunny Loves to Learn couldn’t have come at a better time. Peter Bently has also been responsible for a couple of other books that we’ve reviewed (Meet the Parents and Underpants Wonderpants) so it was also interesting to explain to LMC the concept of people writing many books and comparing them.
Buster Bunny’s teacher has announced that all the children in the class are going to do a new project which involves dressing up as someone from history and making something from when their character lived. Like so many bits of topic based learning in schools the whole idea is to get the children enthused about what they are learning and also teach them how to find out more information about their chosen topic. Certainly Bunny’s friends are busy looking things up in books and on the internet to find out more about the people they are dressing up as.
There’s mention of vikings, princesses, knights, Romans and Egyptians and quite a few exciting facts about them too. The children chose who they want to dress up as and then set about making something to go with their costume. Little Miss C was so enthused to see the characters in the book “crafting things” just like she does at home or school and she was all excited to join in too.
So far we’ve made knight’s shields much like Sam does in the story and there are more plans for further makes like the other children in Bunny Loves to Learn. Once we’re done I’m planning a whole separate post about all the activities which came from the book.
I really thought Bunny Love to Learn was a wonderful book, especially for children who might be just about to go off to school. LMC always seems to have a bit of a bee in her bonnet about the word “learn” as whenever I ask her if she learnt something at school she always very quickly responds with “no, I only play at school. We don’t learn there” I know that she learns huge amounts at school, even if she doesn’t realise it and I know that she enjoys doing so. Hopefully making some of the things that she’s seen Bunny and his friends making will help reinforce that fact.
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