• Christmas book review – Twas the Night before Christmas 21 Dec 2015

    Twas the Night before Christmas is an absolute classic read and sung over and over in my house!

    This poem by Clement Clarke Moore can be read to younger children or explored more fully with older children as it includes some interesting vocabulary and figurative language that says one thing, but means another!

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  • Christmas book review – Mog’s Christmas 16 Dec 2015

    Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr is a lovely story told from the perspective of Mog the clumsy cat, who wakes one morning to find some very odd things going on in her house, things she’s just not too sure she likes! Mog decides to climb on the roof after a bit of a fright and

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  • Christmas book review – Mrs Wishy Washy’s Christmas 14 Dec 2015

    Mrs Wishy Washy’s Christmas is the Christmas addition to the Mrs Wishy Washy book series written by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller.
    Mrs Wishy Washy lives on a farm, she has pigs and cows and horses and sheep… she also loves to wash, wash, wash! In this story, best suited for children from

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  • Christmas book review – The Twelve Dogs of Christmas 10 Dec 2015

    The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, by Kevin Whitlark, is a lovely take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, with each day being represented by a different breed of dog doing the things dogs love to do!

    Here are some activities:

    Sing ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ or ‘The Twelve Dogs of Christmas’ – you

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  • Congratulations to our Past Graduate of the Year: Leah McConnell 07 Dec 2015

    Leah was diagnosed with severe-profound hearing loss and came to The Shepherd Centre in 1992 where she spent four years with Dr Anne Fulcher developing her speech and language skills.

    Leah received her cochlear implant at the age of four and hasn’t looked back!
    ‘Leah was very determined as a little girl,’ says Dr

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