Hairy Maclary on the App Store
With rhyme and colorful illustrations, the series appeals to children ages 3 to 7. The stories can be used to teach a variety of lessons, focusing on language, direction, rhyming, rhythm and drama, to kindergarteners and early primary-school children. Use this activity to engage kindergarteners and children in first grade. For example, Pimpernel Pugh is next to a wall, on the grass, near a ball. Choose one student to stand in a particular spot in the room, then ask the others to describe that location as precisely as they can. Then set up an obstacle course. With students working in pairs, have one student direct the other through the obstacle course using as many directional words as possible.
Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective
What a peaceful morning! The sun is out and Scarface Claw is busy doing what a cat does best - he's lazing around in a sunny spot. A sunny spot that unfortunately happens to be the roof of a truck
Foolishly the above verse goes directly against advice from a famous exponent of rhyming words who's visiting the Border this week. The collection comprises more than 50 original artworks that depict characters such as Scarface Claw, Slinky Malinki and, of course, Hairy Maclary. Just as interesting are pieces from Dame Lynley's days as an art student and her early projects, where viewers may discern some hints of what was to follow. Curator Penelope Jackson points out the exhibits aren't copied pages from any published book, "they are the real thing". The presentation of this honour allowed Dame Lynley to meet one of her heroes, American children's author Dr Seuss.