PACEY's blog - food for thought

BLOG: The wonderful world of Lunacorn and discussing children's mental health

Today is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day and we were very excited to speak to one of our members about some amazing news she had to share!


Posted by Melissa Rapley, Childminder & Author. Interviewed by Billy Welsby, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Storytelling and the EYFS

Reading to children and letting them be around books is one of the best ways to help them develop skills such as language and communication. Anne, one of our PACEY Advisors and a registered childminder for over 20 years, discusses everything fellow practitioners may need from the EYFS in relation to storytelling in their setting.


Posted by Anne Gallagher, PACEY advisor and registered childminder | with 0 comments

The power of illustration

As a reader of a great many stories, what do you look for most in a children’s book? Are you looking for pictures full of colour, artistic drawings, humour? Do you like your books to be large or do you prefer books designed for little hands? Are your shelves rammed with all the firm favourites? And do you admit to hiding some to avoid reading it for the 100th time that week? 


Posted by Theresa Johnson, PACEY | with 1 comments

Sharing books - how language supports literacy and literacy develops language skills

I wrote a blog in 2015 (was it really that long ago?) about the Read On. Get On campaign, which aims to support the development of children's language and literacy skills. This ambitious campaign aims to have every child having good language skills by 2020 and able to read well by 2025.

18 months on, I thought it would be useful to recap on the language skills young children need to develop to support literacy; and also how sharing books helps children to develop language and communication skills.


Posted by Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor | with 0 comments

National Storytelling Week

This week is National Storytelling Week, an opportunity to share stories in a range of ways to engage and excited young learners into literacy. 


Posted by Victoria Adeniji, TeamPACEY | with 0 comments

Top tips for using sound play

Learn about key how to support children's spoken and written language development with sound play


Posted by Anne Ayre - Clickety Books | with 0 comments