To change my usual whingeing approach, commenting on the problems of the world - and the actions of politicians of late, I decided to post a more lighthearted blog. Here's something to show that I don't spend all my time complaining!
I made a little book for little people. It has cut out pieces showing the first part of a picture, such as a goat's face for ‘a goat in a boat’ or a saucepan lid for ‘a lid on a kid’. Then there's a clue for ‘a lamb in a pram’, 'a snake on a cake', 'a star on a car', 'a mouse on a house', ‘a sock in a clock’ and more. Only when the page is turned is the rest of the picture revealed.
As an educator of small children I know that the use of rhyming words helps language development. This small example also gives the chance to discuss the appropriateness of each picture, including others such as: ‘a bug on a mug’, 'a frog in a log', 'a fish on a dish', 'a bee in a tree', 'a hen with a pen' and so on. (I had included 'a bride on a slide' - but I found that little kids don't often know what a bride is!)
Because of the cut-outs it is impossible for me to self publish this little book and because of its amateurish appearance no publisher would ever take it on. But I have had great pleasure in making it - and even duplicating it for a few little friends.
It’s been fun!
I choose to comment on social issues and write creatively on a variety of subjects - for a variety of audiences.