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Picture Book Explorers - Dogs Don't Do Ballet


A literature based unit study to accompany Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp

ISBN 978-1-47114-509-4 (Book not included)

Biff wants to be a ballerina. He doesn't want to do the things that dogs usually do. However, he is constantly being told that dogs don't do ballet. This heartwarming story tells of how he manages to pprove thm all wrong.

This Picture Book Explorers pack takes you to England, Italy and China. It includes information about both Anna Kemp, the author and Sara Ogilvie, the illustrator. Your child can learn about China, Italy, London and the history of ballet; understand the use of repetition; discover the science behind ballet; learn about autumn; make a peg doll; draw a cityscape; practise ballet moves; taste regional food and more. This pack allows you to tailor the activities to give a personalised learning adventure for your child. 

Includes instructions for over 20 activities with over 20 pages of printables including a timelines, minibook pieces, a selection of maps and flags; list of supplies needed; book suggestions to help you make this study best fit your child.

Extra supplies will be needed for some of the hands-on activities.

Written by a British home educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. The hope is, that even after you have taken everything you can from a Picture Book Explorers file, your family will continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.

Each unit study contains maps, flags, a timeline and fact sheets to help you on your way. Some will contain notebooking pages, mini-books, quizzes and/or colouring sheets. They each contain over 20 activity suggestions with the information and/or instructions needed to complete them. These range from discussion ideas to creative writing projects to practical art projects to craft activities to maths problems to science experiments to recipes to games to field trip ideas and beyond. They are fully researched and tested before publication to make sure that your child gets the best quality learning experience possible. Having said that, we're only human and sometimes make mistakes; we welcome all feedback to be able to improve our products and service.

The books must be bought separately – check your library and look out for them in charity shops.

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File Last Updated:
April 20, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on April 20, 2017.