Christmas by Linda Mort
Christmas is a festival celebrated by practically all early years groups. It has, at its heart, themes such as sharing, giving and enjoying hospitality which are ideal for helping to develop young children's personal and social skills. The activities in this book cover the story of Christmas, Father Christmas, Christmas giving, food, fun and games and other people's Christmases. Linking up to these activities is a photocopiable anthology section of action rhymes, poems, stories and songs based on the Christmas theme. In addition, there are photocopiable activity sheets, plus ideas for displays and assemblies. A topic web shows how the activities help to prepare for both the National Curriculum and the Scottish 5-14 National Guidelines.