Storytime with Kiki for 3-7-year-olds
Entertaining, Educational, Empowering Stories every Monday to Thursday
As a children’s author I would like to “do my bit” for the families of Britain. The best way I can think of is to entertain the “mini troops” with stories from my books – PLUS activities based on the stories. So, I ventured out into the technological minefield of social media and set up a Facebook group where you can come join me with your children: Storytime with Kiki.
I am throwing the doors open to a storytelling session with Kiki every day from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. I will do my best to deliver these like a virtual Jackanory-style story time session with images. If I could just tame my own cat to sit on my lap and look cute whilst I read…ha ha, not likely.
What are the stories about?
The heroine is a cat called Kiki. She is an ordinary cat with extraordinary powers whenever she puts her red headband on (metaphor for self-confidence). She is based off my cat who looks ridiculous when she magically scares off all cats by flailing her paws around like a contortionist! Naturally such a cat as Kiki has a lot of adventures with her friends and is a wonderful role model for children. I have therefore used my stories for conveying empowering and educational messages to our young children.
Timetable for books:
Reading of Kiki the Kung Fu Kitten – Rhyming illustrated book
Reading of Jack’s Roar – Rhyming illustrated book
An embarrassing case of mistaken identity, a cat that won’t leave, and a plan filled with disguises and thrills.
“The Circus is Coming to Town”
Big surprises in the Big Top for our fun-loving cats. Kiki leads her friends through not just one mission impossible, not two, but three! A story filled with tension, trapezes and tricks.
“A Day at the Races” 18-21 May
Wacky Races revisited. Down on the racetrack, Banjo discovers his inner champion.
“The Major” 1-4 June
A doddery old cat has more up his sleeve than the Farmies bargained for. And Kiki and Banjo discover the rewards of being kind to others.
If you would like more details on a specific event please let me know. Naturally it is best if the children watch the first one to better understand the origins of the characters and story, although each book does work on its own as well.
Confessions of an author
Confession 1: I had intended starting with the 6 to 9-year-olds but the teachers are still on virtual break until the 20th of April, and they asked me to defer. So as not to disappoint, we’ll “warm up” with the books for younger children.
Confession 2: I am not here just to help entertain and educate your children, but to offer you a little respite as a parent (or educator struggling to find resources). My children are in their late teens now. As a single mother working from home for 15 years, I genuinely relate to the challenges involved in getting everything done without feeling like a peeled and baked potato at the end of the day! Use and abuse this hour of wholesome fun for your kids and, perhaps more importantly, a rest for YOU!
Join me and Kiki on Facebook every day at 3pm starting Monday the 13th of April.
Join the fun on Facebook at 3pm Monday to Thursday: Storytime with Kiki