Having worked in primary learning support, I love the opportunity to get back into schools with my books. Encouraging children to read and write is a passion, after all, it’s the foundation for the rest of their learning.
Nursery – After reading from one of my books I have a little chat about the story and illustrations, answer questions if the children wish to ask them and provide colouring sheets with images from within the books.
P1 to P3 – After reading from one of my books I take questions from the children. These are usually about the story and illustrations. However, I also encourage questions about writing structure relevant to their particular stage in the curriculum.
P4 to P7 – I’ve had great fun and success talking to older children. I still read the story but ask that they think about structure and listen for the twist in the middle. I then chat/answer questions on everything from structuring and writing, finding a publisher and illustrator to marketing. Given my background, I do this in language that suits the curriculum.
If you would like more information on a school visit please contact me here for more details on availability and fees.
Events & Testimonials:
From Stanley Primary School:
“The kids and staff really enjoyed your visit! We had a parent council meeting tonight and a P7 boy spoke about how much he had enjoyed your visit! He had thought it would be babyish as the book is about fairies! He had learned loads! Thank you for taking the time to visit us today.”
From Coupar Angus Primary School:
“Pauline read so beautifully to the children in Coupar Angus Nursery, P1 & P2 they all listened intently and asked interesting questions. They loved to hear how, the book was made and the illustrations were done, some children tried some pictures of their own. They were really happy to get a book mark to take home and remembered the visit by playing in the fairy corner and looking at pictures. My 8 year old talked about her school visit too and she can’t wait for the next book.”
From Inch View Primary School in Perth:
“Had a marvelous visit from Pauline Tait at our school, Inch View primary, the children absolutely loved it. Pauline was also kind enough to answer the children s questions and gave them colouring in sheets and book marks to take home.”
Library visits are always fun, whether a public event or pupils visiting from a nearby school. I usually read one of my books and again answer any questions the children might have. If it’s a public event this is then followed by fairy colouring and crafts. However, if it’s a visiting school, I have colouring sheets the children can take away.
If you would like more information or to book a library visit please contact me here.
Festivals are always great fun, and if I’m visiting with my children’s picture books, there will be plenty of Fairy colouring, and crafts to follow the readings.
If you would like to contact me about a festival event please click here.