Handa’s Surprise has been keeping us all very happy in the Michael Faraday Nursery! This is a wonderful book for the young children to explore as it contains so many themes that are relevant to our teaching across the curriculum. We have used the book to talk about different languages that we might speak at home. A Swahili song has also been sung in class – you can sing-along by watching the video below!
Elsewhere in the Nursery and Handa’s Surprise has also inspired out artwork. We having been creating some paint prints of fruits and animals that we have come across in the story. We have also used the story to talk with the children about the importance of friendship – another theme that we have found in the book.