Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Hello everyone!

This week’s story is Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.  This really is in my Top 10.  I adore the rhymes and reading them.  There’s a wonderful rhythm to reading the story.  My favourite character (besides Hairy Maclary) is Schnitzel von Krumm viz a very low tum!  There are a many books in this series which have some fantastic characters (like Slinky Malinky).  I’ll be reading a few more of the books so keep checking back.

Listen carefully for the rhyme.  Remember to listen for the end sounds in the words, that’s the bit that sounds the same and rhymes.  What words can you think of that also rhyme, spots and pots for instance.  Can you make up your own rhyme such as  Scarface Claw has a paw (they don’t need to be great rhymes).  There are lots of rhyming games to play too.  Get  2-3 objects together which rhyme, put one more in the group that doesn’t rhyme.  See if you can pick out the objects that rhyme.  Nursery rhymes are fantastic for hearing rhyme too.  Playing games with names (I’m a poet and I don’t know it), Jane lives down the lane.  Sam loves ham.  It never fails to produce giggles.   It’s also a game you can play anywhere, anytime, in the car, supermarket, driving, walking, etc.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Hairy Maclary and Friends (Paperback)

Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Bain, Mrs. Mitzman, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Bence