1st Edition

Supporting Language and Emotional Development in the Early Years through Reading Handbook and Six 'Pip and Bunny' Picture Books

    368 Pages
    by Speechmark

    This invaluable resource comprises a set of six ‘Pip and Bunny’ picture books with accompanying professional guide and downloadable online content; all carefully written and illustrated to support language and emotional development through reading. By inspiring conversation and fueling the young reader’s imagination the books promote emotional and social literacy.


    Designed for use within the Early Years setting or at home, each story explores different areas of social and emotional development. The full set includes:

    • Six beautifully illustrated picture books with text and vocabulary for each
    • A handbook designed to guide the parent or practitioner in using the books effectively
    • ‘Talking points’ relating to the child’s own world
    • ‘What’s the word?’ picture pages to be photocopied, downloaded or printed
    • Detailed suggestions as to how to link with other EYFS areas of learning


    The set is designed to be used in both individual and group settings, and at various stages of a child’s development. It will be a valuable resource for teachers, SENCOs, Early Years workers, EOTAs, Educational Psychologists, counsellors and therapists.

    The resource pack comprises:

    Practitioner Handbook

    • Text/vocabulary for all six books
    • Specific vocabulary for the picture cards,
    • Questions for the ′Talking Points′ relating to the child’s own world.
    • Detailed suggestions as to how to link with other EYFS areas of learning

    6 x Picture Books

    • Pip’s Dream
    • The Flyaway Balloon
    • Bunny Visits London
    • Pip at the Seaside
    • The Cheeky Ostrich
    • Fun at Home

    With ‘Talking Points’ and links throughout to other Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) areas of learning.

    Online resources: Templates to produce 5 supplementary ′Find the Word′ picture cards per book designed to focus visual literacy


    Maureen Glynn has 25 years’ experience teaching primary and secondary age children in mainstream, home school and special school settings in the UK and Ireland.