Hello Parents & children,
Today I will be reading a favourite storybook of mine called, “Edward the Emu”
It’s a popular story which I hope you enjoy!
Below is the story link to watch: “Edward the Emu”
After the story here are some questions you might like to ask your child to further develop his/her comprehension skills.
Questions to ask your child after the story:
- Why was Edward so bored in the zoo?
- What did Edward do once the zookeeper went to bed?
- Who did he visit first?
- Why did he think that being a seal would be the best?
- What did Edward hear a visitor say over the fence?
- Do you think Edward could be part of the lion’s den? Why or why not? Do Emu’s like to hang from tree branches?
- How many animals did he visit at the zoo?
- How did Edward feel when he heard a visitor say that the emu’s were the best?
- Who did he meet when he returned to his area in the zoo?
- How did Edward feel about his new friend?
Suggested activities to try:
*Emu mask to print, colour & make: supercoloring.com/masks
*Make some snakes that Edward visited with play dough, great for fine motor skills.
Here is a link below for a recipe that does not need cream of tartar, which is used to keep it fresh.
*Make your own “Edward the emu” by using a paper plate, pipe cleaners and bits of any brown paper or material that you have in your craft box!
*Word search worksheet– *Click on “Download for free” from this site
*Emu colouring, print out & colour your own: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/emu-1
*Emu colouring page on-line: