Sowing & Growing with JoJo Gnome
It may be still a bit frosty outside but JoJo Gnome’s growing season is well underway.
I had a fantastic couple of days at Wee Write in Parkhead Library in Glasgow. JoJo Gnome and I worked with 11 nursery schools who came from locations all over the city to join us. The children listened to Sow & Grow with JoJo Gnome and joined in enthusiastically the telling of JoJo Gnome and the Magic Beans. During the 2 days I climbed no fewer than 6 beanstalks! The children and I worked together to make some lovely flower animations. Check out their brilliant wee films here.
I was delighted to revisit Elmvale Primary in Springburn this week. I wasn’t able to join them for World Book Day but better late than never! The pupils gave my Grandpa Gnome puppet an enthusiastic welcome. They joined in his storytelling game and I am waiting for them to send me the stories they invented. The Primary 1 children amazed me with their active imaginations. I will share stories and pictures when I get them.
It’s brilliant to see teachers open up children’s minds and imaginations to the possibilities that stories have to offer. The school had authors visiting the school but more importantly also the wider community reading and sharing tales. Through books and stories everyone benefits.