A great book for young adults and adults, no matter what genre they enjoy.
The latest Primary Times editorial … have you entered yet?
These gorgeous gift sets are perfect for christmas presents
(WHILE STOCK LASTS!)
Adventure stories gift set
These collections are absolutely gorgeous to give as a special gift that can be kept forever!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
The Story Explorer Club has been designed to help kids explore stories, it’s not just about the reading and writing, it’s about understanding and comprehension. It’s about delving into a story and being part of it.
I’m a huge lover of audio books … you can read a previous blog post of mine here:
It was called ‘No time to read, then try listening!‘ Obviously this title is aimed at adults, as there are so many adults who don’t take the time to read, even though they want to!
I don’t think children listening to audio books constantly is good for their education, but to integrate it into their learning is definitely a plus. Listening to other people tell stories helps to widen their knowledge of character emphasis, plot design and language expression, all of which bring a story together.
Explore the Usborne Books with audio CD’s on pages 64 – 68
Usborne has integrated Audio CDs into the Reading Programme and many of the sets have downloadable worksheets.
If you want to know more about any of the books with CDs please get in touch.
Did you realise that a third of parents never read to their kids before bed?
The article I found this information from also states that child psychologist, Dr. Richard Woolfson stresses that storytime before bed can benefit everyone.
(This was taken from http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/reading-your-children-5-top-5145974)
So fancy following some Dr. Richard Woolfson’s tips?
Well, there’s some fab special offers on some awesome bedtime books, see below! (Only until stock lasts)
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested in these collections!
You can also view some other bedtime stories in the online catalogue:
Page 9 – Baby’s very first bedtime book
Page 14 – Baby’s Bedtime Books (Age 1 years+)
Page 28 – Read-aloud Bedtime Collections
Page 71, 74 & 75 – Have some beautiful bedtime story giftsets
If you can’t access the online catalogue, get in touch and I’ll be happy to send it to you.
Email email@example.com or send a message through ‘The Story Explorers Club’ facebook page 🙂
Hope you find the perfect bedtime read
The Story Explorers Club’s
Online Launch Schedule
2nd Oct – 4th Oct 2015
6.00pm – Welcome 🙂
6.30pm – You’ll be able to view the online Catalogue. This will allow you to view at your own leisure throughout the weekend.
7.00pm – Why have I set-up ‘The Book Explorer Club’?
7.30pm – Competition Time! Who can come up with the best name for ‘That’s Not My ….’ This will end next weekend! Get your thinking caps on!
8.00pm – New titles for October
8.30pm – Reading to your child at bedtime, plus Usborne’s Range of Bedtime Stories & Special Offers
8.00am – Get that weekend lie-in with Usborne’s activity books!
8.30am – Can babies only see in black and white? Books to stimulate your baby!
9.00am – Why you should choose Usborne Books!
9.30am – Usborne’s Reading Programme
10.00am – Squares competition – Enter for £1. Drawn at 6pm tomorrow. The winner to spend the funds on Usborne Books!
10.05am – Technology prevailing … you’ll be able to download some colouring activities for your kids. Print them off, colour them in, take a photo and send them to me with their name and age. Their picture will be posted on the event page. Each child will receive a certificate by email.
10.05-6PM BREAK! Don’t worry I’ll be back! But I think we all know how busy Saturday’s can be, so … I’ll leave you to browse through your catalogue, the blog posts and give your children chance to do some colouring in! You can still send me a message if you want to enter ‘That’s Not My …’ or pick a number! Or ask me a question about the books!
6.00pm – Spot the Duck Competition
6.30pm – One of my favourite Usborne Collections – The interactive books!
7.00pm – Foreign Languages
7.30pm – Creative Writing – Help your child write their own story
8.00pm – Young Adult Fiction
8.30pm – Growing up books
10.00am – Yes, Sunday morning will be starting with Christmas! Usborne’s colouring advent calendar and other advent calendar ideas!
11.00am – Pop up colour-in Christmas cards, we will also look at the birthday colour-in cards.
12.00pm – Christmas books for babies
1.00pm – I know, it’s only October, so I won’t bombard you too much with Christmas. So, we’ll be taking a look at another of my favourites from the Usborne Collection – Look Inside books
2.00pm – Sunday afternoon hobbies – Crafts / Baking / Sports … so much choice!
3.00pm – The Usborne’s awesome slot together collections – make your own house or castle!
4.00pm – Nursery Rhymes / Music – special offers!
5.00pm – Usborne collection of books with CDs
6.00pm – Fairy Tales – Special offers on book sets
7.30 pm – Fancy becoming an Usborne organiser?
8.00pm – Fancy hosting a party?
8.30pm – Are you a teacher or do you know someone who works in a school/nursery or someone who works with children and would like some FREE books? I can help!
So I’ve decided to make the plunge into a new and exciting venture!
I’m not leaving my own writing behind, but this opportunity still allows me to work with my passion … stories, stories and more stories!
Using my MA in Creative Writing, I’m hoping to bring you a world full of fun. I can’t wait to develop things further, from storytelling to writing courses, I’m hoping to bring it all to you! I’ll keep you posted on future developments.
So, you’re probably asking yourself,
‘But … how do I get my hands on some FREE books?’
Well, here’s a few options below, but if you’d like to talk to me further about ordering any Usborne books,
please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
HOST A PARTY
The good thing about these parties is they can include children! So there’s no worrying about childcare! Whether you’d like to have a coffee morning or afternoon get together, I’m happy to come along. The party would include going through a few books, talking about the different books and their benefits, plus I love to interact with the little ones. I’m happy to read along with them, look at the pictures and discuss (chat about) the books with them or do some story-telling.
However, if you’d prefer an evening without the children … that’s fine too.
I can work to your preferences and deliver the book party you’d prefer!
(If you’re based outside of Teesside, UK, and you’re interested, please let me know and we’ll do our best to find an Usborne Organiser in your area (or part of the world 🙂 )
NO TIME FOR A PARTY?
BUT KNOW THAT YOU AND SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS WOULD LOVE TO ORDER SOME OF THE BOOKS!
You would love to see the collection but you just don’t have the time to think about a party, let alone hold one? But you know you and your friends love the books! Well, just send me an email email@example.com, I’ll be happy to send you details online/in the post and you and your friends can look through the collection in your own time.
So what’s the benefit if I do one of the above?
If you place a party (or group) order with me on or before the 26th September 2015, that is £100 or more, you will receive 20% of your sales price. Therefore, if your party (group order) sales comes to £100, you would have £20 to spend on books … you would also receive a choice of 1 in 3 books (and a little thank-you gift from me 🙂 ).
Being a new organiser I have limited time to offer the 20%, as it is usually 10%, so it’s a great time to host a party or ask around your friends and see if you can get some orders together. £100 is not hard to achieve when it comes to educational and fun books 🙂
I know it’s September, but there are only 106 sleeps until Christmas!!! Scary thought, but it’s a great time to do some Christmas shopping!
How else can I get FREE books?
Become an Usborne Organiser like me!
It was a no-brainer for me. I love reading, writing and telling stories.
Plus, me and my girls absolutely love the Usborne collection, not just reading the books, but the interactive sticker books too (the dolls sticker books are one of their favs!!!)
But they offer so much more!!!
The FREE ‘stuff’ as an organiser, is an absolute bonus!
If you want to know more about becoming an organiser, just send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Send me an email with any questions or to book a party, I’ll be happy to help!
Happy Reading Guys