Toddler Workshop blog and the ‘Unclaimed Gallery’

Published October 14, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on Rainbow Rune Reading Room:

What a refreshing morning at the Toddler Story Craft Workshop yesterday.  I was very surprised to come up the stairs and walk into the craft room, only to find some Mums and children already in the room, enjoying the travel themed toys and crafts.  We had lots of fun colouring, sticking and sewing.  The children were very creative with their art yesterday and we had some lovely conversations about what they were doing and lots of travel inspired language was used by some of the youngest tots, which made my day, as this encourages the children’s speech and language development .  One quiet little lad who usually doesn’t get involved with crafts, really got stuck in – literally – and made a beautiful bus with lots of happy passengers.

We did have a few beautiful artworks left unclaimed so I will include them in a little gallery in a moment.

There was…

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‘Truth’ – a Fickle finger – be careful where you point it!

Published September 8, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Today I am beginning to explore the English language as I prepare to go back to school and study the beauty and art of its form – (I’m taking an English Language A level – gulp!)

As I followed all the twists and turns of the www. Super Highway, I stumbled across the college blog – http://parklanguage.blogspot.co.uk/ – and I loved this little poetic view of ‘truth’ by Emily Dickinson so much, I thought I would share it.

Emily Dickinson

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant -
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind -“

Ahhh! Truth – that fickle finger of fact that has such a habit of bruising the heart or stroking the soul. Be careful where you point that finger people!

On with my journey…

<3 <3 <3 <3 Changing Seasons <3 <3 <3 <3

Published September 8, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on The Well in the Garden:

Monday 8th September 2014

Welcome to the garden everyone. The summer holidays are over and the children are back at school. I am starting college tomorrow and I am very busy planning my Children’s workshops which start in a few weeks time.
I am thinking about the changing seasons today, as I peeped in the garden and saw Todd Harris’s Four Seasons poem. Any seasonal poems are most welcome – just drop them in the well when you are strolling through the garden. Or maybe you would prefer to contribute a little flash fiction with a seasonal theme – that would be lovely too.

The writing projects that I am concentrating on at the moment are all about the children and are linked to my Children’s Story Craft Workshops starting this month. I am putting together a workbook to accompany my workshops, which is packed with writing tips for kids…

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Bepop – New book coming really soon

Published August 26, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on Rainbow Rune Reading Room:

I haven’t posted on here for a while as I have been very busy. So I thought I would just let you know what I have been up to. First of all I have been working on a lovely new book for infants called Bepop and the Green Planet. I will hopefully be launching this book in October – so stay tuned. Bepop is a very friendly little alien who loves to help his friends and goes on a little adventure in his new spaceship to the Green Planet. He discovers just how important it is to have good friends.

Bepop cover

Bepop cover

Bepop Blurb

Bepop Blurb

Bepop exploring the Green Planet

Bepop exploring the Green Planet

Bepop waving goodbye to his new friends

Bepop waving goodbye to his new friends

Bepop flying home with his friends

Bepop flying home with his friends

Keep your eyes open - Bepop might be landing near you soon...

Keep your eyes open – Bepop might be landing near you soon…

I have also been working very hard putting together children’s story craft workshops, baby and toddler…

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Memories of Eastbourne and the Pier

Published August 2, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

I know I haven’t written a post for a while now, but this is because I am being very creative and spending my time working on my children’s projects, which I will share with you later. Today I have been thinking about my beloved Eastbourne and our wonderful Pier that has now been damaged by fire. I thought I would share some of my projects that include Eastbourne Pier as a little memorial to the way she was before the fire – enjoy…

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Eastbourne Pier

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