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Story of the Month- May

the page of a book with three owls on it with a woman overtop in the middle of signing a word
01 May 2022

To help families celebrate the Essex Year of Reading every month we will be sharing a fabulous story video for families to share along with some activity ideas.

This month’s story is from BookTrust and is a signed version of Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson


Watch the video now


You can borrow other stories about owls from your local library

Then why not try one of these activity ideas

  • Use any relevant toys you have to act out the story
  • Draw a woodland scene with some owls
  • Owl Babies story spoons and Owl Babies crafts (see the links below)
  • Go for a walk and see if you can find some twigs and leaves
  • Would you like to try owl food?
  • The Owl babies were worried so the cuddled together, what do you do when you are worried?


Owl Babies Story Spoons

Owl Babies Story Spoons from The Imagination Tree website


Owl Crafts

Bird Theme: Owl Babies Craft from The Pinay Homeschooler website


For more great ideas of activities to try with your young children check out the Talk Listen Cuddle website