Download this free story about Walter Walrus. Start by exploring and talking about the pictures. Read the story and then talk about its contents. This is a really valuable part of reading because you are sharing your thinking and letting the child know that their thoughts count. You could also strengthen their listening skills by rereading the story more slowly. This time, make a game of both exaggerating all the words that begin with Walter Walrus's 'w...' sound.
Free download: A Watch for Walter
There is no better way to learn than when it feels like it is happening naturally. Whether you are following step-by-step craft activities or playing games together, opportunities to talk and learn will simply present themselves.
Download this fun activity featuring Walter Walrus. When you have finished making the card, ask your learners to think about who they could send it to. They could wish someone a happy birthday, or say thank you for a wonderful gift.
Free download: Walter Walrus's Wobbly Cards