Storytime with Michaela – Royalty
A new royal baby was born last week so it’s a great time to talk about kings, queens, princesses and little princes! However you feel about the royal family, they remain a source of fascination to many. The popularity of shows such as The Crown and enthusiasm for news about the latest royal birth attest to this interest, as do the many children’s books published on this topic.
So, welcome His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge…and on with the books.
This important question is posed by Barney Saltzberg in this book with fun rhymes, pictures and a subtle erosion of gender stereotypes. Children reading this book learn that you can be a bit dainty AND a bit wild!
A royal rhyme – Old King Cole
Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler he had a fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he;
Oh there’s none so rare, as can compare,
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.
- Draw or print a castle template with a door
- Colour the castle in crayon, pencil or marker
- Cut the door so that it can open
- Glue the castle onto a piece of coloured card
- You may like to draw members of the royal family or their household inside the castle doors
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