We had such a great time with our bear hunt activities last week, I’m really excited to get started again this week with a whole new book: Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy.

Mabel was quite excited too yesterday when I told her about our new ‘book of the week’. It’s so nice to see her enjoying our new self made curriculum. One of my main aims is to foster a love of books in my children. I really think that it can take you so far in life. Reading a book you can be transported to any place and any time. It’s a way to relax, an empathy tool, a way of accessing information, and so many other things. It’s really important to me that my children enjoy books.

This week there’s some imaginative role play, another writing/storytelling exercise, an opportunity to get creative, a chance to do some research and investigation, and a counting game.

It’s a simple homeschool curriculum for approximately 3-6 year olds that shouldn’t take longer than half an hour each day, 5 days a week. Obviously you can spend more time on it if your children are really engaged and keen and you can swap the days around or squash it up into less days or spread it out over two weeks, it’s completely flexible and up to you. But the basic idea is that you read the story every day and then you do one of my simple, open ended activities based around the book or one of the themes from it. It’s great for siblings to do together and is easy to adapt for both ends of the age range.

If you want to grab my activity plan for a week’s worth of activities based around the book Whatever next! including full instructions and printables. All you need to do is join the Read. Explore. Create. club by popping your email in the box below. After you’ve confirmed your email address you’ll be taken straight to the page to save or print the activities. (If you’ve joined before, I’m sorry you’ll still have to pop your email address in. You won’t be sent any duplicate emails though so don’t worry).



You’ll also be sent the link to our Read. Explore. Create. Facebook group, where you can see how other people have been getting on with the activities and share your own pictures or ask for help.

If you don’t have a copy of this book, I really recommend getting hold of one. But if you want to get started straight away, here’s a YouTube video of someone reading it which will do for a couple of days.


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