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Owl Babies by Martyn Wadell

What you need

Just yourselves and a nice and cosy area in your house.


Through the book the children are invited to explore feelings and emotions. A lovely book that will boost their emotional intelligence and will help children develop empathy and understanding.

The experience

Sit back and listen to the wonderful story of the three baby owls. Sarah, Percy and Bill wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait. Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does, and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

Further learning: Why not act out the story and discuss the feelings of the babies and their mum at different points in the story? You can also try and build your very own nest for your favourite soft toy using twigs, grass, and dry leaves?