George and Maude

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. Today I am going to share my story ‘George and Maude,’ with you all. We will be getting creative and making parrot puppets, sharing our favourite parrot jokes, cake decorating and finishing the day with another of my stories featuring a special, little robin.

George and Maude

Sarah shares her rhyming tale all about these two lovable characters. Find out about George and Maude’s close friendship and how they look after each other.

 

Talk to your child about the story and ask them questions: What did you enjoy about the story? Who was your favourite character? Why was George clever? What kind things do George and Maude do for each other? This develops children’s language and communication and listening skills.

Make a parrot puppet

Have fun creating your own puppet of George the parrot.

 

Talk to your child about the story and ask them questions: What did you enjoy about the story? Who was your favourite character? Why was George clever? What kind things do George and Maude do for each other? This develops children’s language and communication and listening skills.

Parrot Jokes

Join Sarah as she shares some of her favourite parrot jokes!

 

Have fun together sharing jokes about parrots, your favourite pets or jokes that make you laugh! This develops children’s language and communication.

Cake Toppings

Join Sarah as she decorates some cakes and biscuits with brightly coloured toppings.

 

Plan together what you would like to decorate. You could make your own fairy cakes, or you can use biscuits. Print out the recipe and have lots of fun making your cakes as bright and colourful as you like. This develops children’s understanding of how to follow instructions, it develops their creativity and supports them to work together with others.

Extension

Colouring

Colour in the characters of George and Maude and retell the story together with your child.

Bounce Back Jack by Sarah Griffiths with Jack Maunder

Snuggle down and enjoy Sarah’s story all about Jack and how a little robin puts him back on track. The message in the story is not to give up and keep on trying!