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HomeLatest news for KidsYPS Amazing SharesStorytime with Asha – Going on Holidays

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HomeLatest news for KidsYPS Amazing SharesStorytime with Asha – Going on Holidays

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HomeLatest news for KidsYPS Amazing SharesStorytime with Asha – Going on Holidays

Holidays are always popular times to explore Western Australia with family and friends. We are fortunate to have an average of ten public holidays per year in Western Australia. Going away on holidays are the best time to be curious and be thankful.  Some of the exciting outdoor adventures you can plan with family include camping, staycation, road tripping, hiking and biking. Holidays are good for kids as they help with the mental and emotional development, improve social and communication skills and most importantly it gives you the time to truly connect.

Going on holidays can sometimes be tough and difficult. It can be challenging for kids especially if it’s their first time. For instance, kids might have to sit in the car for long hours or get on a plane and leave all their toys behind. Books can be useful and helpful for the following reasons: 

  • Reading books about going on holidays can get kids excited about all the fun they can have.
  • Books help introduce children to different holiday cultures and traditions around the world.
  • Kids get lost in the colourful images and unforgettable stories.

Happy Reading!! Happy Holidays!!!

In this post, we are going to show you a few books about going on holidays with some rhymes and a craft that you can share with your tot.

Books

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Macca the backpacker / Matt Cosgrove

Macca the Alpaca dreams of exploring, so he packs his backpack and sets off on a mountain adventure. But when things get tough, how will Macca make it to the top?

Another Wonderful Book in the Macca the Alpaca Series !  A colourful and beautiful book about Macca the Alpaca’s dream of exploring becomes a reality thanks to his amazing friends. The series of exhausting and weary events draws attention of how trips can be difficult and tiring. The story also highlights the positive effects of friendship and celebrates success.        

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The travel bug / Benjamin Gilmour, James Gulliver Hancock.

In the land of long grasses, where small insects crawl, lived a strange little bug, with no name at all. He packed his blue suitcase, bought a round-the-world ticket, and flew off to find answers on the back of cricket.

Do you love to explore countries? Join the travel bug for an amazing quest. This is a fun, rhyming picture book adventurers and insect lovers are sure to enjoy.  It’s filled with colourful patterns, wonderful creatures, amazing sights, delicious food and vibrant cultures. The route map at the back is a bonus.    

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When we go camping / Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Cat Chapman

PICTURE BOOKS. From two of New Zealand’s favourites – Sally Sutton and Cat Chapman – a rollicking romp through a day on a family camping trip! When we go campingwe bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs. Guy ropes are tricky; they trip up our legs! Smacketty tappetty bopp-io. Ages 0+

I think this book is perfect to introduce camping to kids. The story walks you through all the process, fun and adventures of camping such as bang the pegs, lie of the floor, fish for dinner, shoo away flies and boil up the billy. It teaches the importance of enjoying nature, making friends and exercising outdoors. My favourite part is the bathe in the sea.  It’s a simple story with colourful and cute illustrations.

Rhymes

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea

What could you possibly see when you sail a sea? Words like sea, chop and knee are repeated three times and keeps all kids interested and curious.    

I Went to Visit a Farm One Day

What animal’s sounds are you good at mimicking? If you like Old MacDonald Had a Farm, then you might also like this rhyme. Bring all your animal puppets together and enjoy singing.

Craft – Holiday Bucket List

Materials

Instructions:

  • Print out your bucket and flaps onto cover paper and decorate.
  • Cut out the flaps on the 2nd page, then fold along their dotted lines.
  • Glue above the fold and stick in place on top of the bucket.
  • Cut along the dotted line around the bucket.
  • Fill in the sections under the flaps to complete your holiday bucket list!