The Little Explorers books form the basis of an interactive, educational and fun author visit. Children will learn lots of information which relates to the curriculum in science, art and literacy themes. Visits can be designed around the needs of each class but may include a variety of activities and lots of discussion around minibeasts, plants, habitats, seasons, British wildlife and the importance of the environment. See some examples below.
Emma’s detailed illustrations encourage children to look more closely at nature. The outcome is that children will be keen to get outside and explore, to investigate plants and bugs with magnifying glasses and research what they find. The index in the books help to identify and name the plants and animals, as recommended in the curriculum for key stage 1 and 2.
Emma is currently a volunteer reader at her local primary school and particularly enjoys supporting reluctant readers or those who are finding reading more difficult.
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- stimulus for scientific enquiry
- curiosity about nature
- identify & name a variety of common wild and garden plants
- observe growth of flowers
- discussion of parts of plants – petals, roots, leaves, seeds
- work scientifically eg. using a magnifying glass
- identify and name common animals
- observe changes across the seasons
- observe changes in the weather
- observe changes between day and night
- identify different habitats
- explore different food chains
- investigate life cycles, from egg to adult
- environmental awareness
“We would just like to say thank-you, I believe you may have visited my daughter’s school yesterday as she very excitedly told me she had met Emma Lawrence and she had read us a book about slugs and snails. We recently got your books out of the library and Ava really enjoyed them, Ava has previously struggled with reading and not wanted to read if book don’t take her interest but with persistence we found out that Ava enjoys books about nature and learning facts about animals, so the slugs and snails is a great bedtime favourite at the moment. Thanks again kind regards”
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education stresses the value of illustration and drawing to create meaning and develop language.
All images and illustrations copyright Emma Lawrence 2017 and cannot be reproduced without permission