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Language Launchpad

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Activities

Welcome to Language Launchpad!

Introduction Part 1

This is an introductory video to explain our shared reading project from the Oxford Craniofacial Unit.

Introduction Part 2

This is the second in our series of introductory videos, explaining the techniques you will need to support your child in our shared reading activities.

Each week on Language Launchpad, we will introduce a children's book.

Five days of activities will be provided, based around the book.

The structure of the activities are consistent, to enable parents to establish a routine.

Week One

Handa's Surprise

Our first week is based on the story Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne.

Copyright © 1994 Eileen Browne
Cover reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd

Handa's Surprise resources

Week Two

Monkey Puzzle

Our second week is based on the story Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Monkey Puzzle resources

Week Three

The Smartest Giant in Town

Our third week is based on the story The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Smartest Giant in Town resources

Week Four

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Our fourth week is based on the story We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt resources