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Free activities for home and school linked to this wonderful true story about a dog who needed help.
 

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Body battery

A lovely activity to contribute to children's self-awareness around their wellbeing. It also encourages them to identify and advocate for strategies which work for them. 

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Draw a picture or write a story about your favourite part of Best Friends Never Give Up.

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Write a book review for Best Friends Never Give Up.

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Create an acrostic poem using the word community

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Book club conversation starters

The first in a series of 3 conversation starter sets about Best Friends Never Give Up. Choose the set that is the best fit for the children you are talking to.

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Book club conversation starters

The third in a series of 3 conversation starter sets about Best Friends Never Give Up. Choose the set that is the best fit for the children you are talking to.

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Story dice

A fun resource for children who like  support to generate ideas for their stories. Also great fun for children who enjoy creating silly stories. 

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How well do you know your pet?

Have a look at Tia's All About Me page. Could you make one for your pet? You don't have to use these topics, choose the topics that make most sense for your pet. You could even make one for yourself or someone in your family.

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Draw a picture or write a story about being sad or lonely.

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Be a cartographer - draw a map of your favourite place. 

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New Words 

Some useful information around supporting vocabulary development because Best Friends Never Give Up contains some words that children may not hear in their everyday conversations.  The suggestions are pitched at different levels. With your children, explore words in the ways that are most useful and appealing to them. 

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Book club conversation starters

The second in a series of 3 conversation starter sets about Best Friends Never Give Up. Choose the set that is the best fit for the children you are talking to.

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Activities linked to school curriculum

Some ideas - With your children, pick the activities that will be most useful and appealing to them.  Help them work through the activities.

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Advanced - Building vocabulary in text

Information sheet highlighting evidence-based practice re: building vocabulary for reading comprehension. After children have spent the first couple of years at school building strong foundations in oral language and phonological awareness, shift the focus to explicit instruction in text. 

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Love illustrations? Watch these...
A massive THANK YOU to Carol for allowing us to see the illustration process - super cool!

Illustrations © Carol Green 2021