Tag Archives: Better Beginnings

Thank you for Wonderful Time! Final Session

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Tues Sept 13th –  SESSION 8 – Tea Party Illustrations – ‘Ingredients’ from Crocodile Cake by Chris Nixon  ‘Thank you for … Continue reading

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Session 7 – Making Books – Tues Sept 6th

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Illustrations – The Great Riding Hall by Alison Lester Book Readings  – Running with the Horses by Alison Lester Meet and … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of W.A

Tues Aug 30th – SESSION 6 – Little Monsters! Meet and greet in The Place Gallery area and after  Teddy sang the ‘Hello’ rhyme, we looked closely at the featured illustrations- With ‘I hear Thunder ‘ by Patricia Mullins, we … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps – Session 5 – World Journeys

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Tues Aug 23rd – SESSION 5 – Children’s Book Week  ‘One world, many stories’ The education room looked very cosy and … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings Session 4 – Journeys

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Tues Aug 16th We began  talking about this weeks theme, Journeys and asked how everyone had got here today? Mainly by … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia – Session 3

Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Tues 9th Aug  – Making Dens & friends We had a very special session this week with Elaine Forrestal , the writer of our featured book  ‘Miss Llewellyn-Jones’ attending with … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps with Better Beginnings Session 2

Tues July 26th – The Red Tree by Shaun Tan Story Book – Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat by Stephen M King The session this week, focussed on Shaun Tans original illustration for the opening pages of ‘The RedTree’ … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps with Better Beginnings Session 1

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Tues July 26th – Big Rain Coming

For the first session, I couldnt have asked for better synchronicity with stormy rains predicted all week!After looking at the original illustrations in the gallery, and reading the story , we had raining songs and rhymes, with drawing paper becoming the sound of the storm. The children told me of their feelings ‘Its a bit scary sometimes’ Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps for Better Beginnings at the State Library,Perth,WA

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs   Rachel writes – Im really looking forward to the new Imaginary Leaps sessions starting next week at the Space – … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings

Recently, Rachel went to a training day with ‘Better Beginnings’ similar to Book Start, its an initiative aimed at birth to 3 years and their families, co ordinated by the State library of Western Australia with an independent evaluation by … Continue reading

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