Over the Summer we are sharing some of our favourite children’s books. Julie, our Education Lead shares why Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet is a great book to entertain Early Years and why a trip to the supermarket can help children work on their literacy skills.
“A great book to entertain Early Years and beyond” says Julie. “Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet is a fabulous romp around a supermarket. The evil pea causes chaos as he commits crimes against the vegetables and chases Supertato around the beans, the cakes and the cheese. Of course Supertato saves the day and fulfills his destiny as a supermarket superhero!
Supertato is also a great story to encourage a purposeful trip to the supermarket. Shopping can be a great way to capture learning and both a trip to the supermarket or an online order can help children work on their literacy skills. Once you have read Supertato with your child, ask them to write down some items you need to buy at the supermarket. When you are at the supermarket ask your child to help find the items you need, paying attention to the sounds of the word. Read words on signs, labels and packets. Draw attention to any images on the packets.
If ordering online, ask your child to type the product required in the search bar. Read the information available onscreen and look at the product details and images.
Children could also create their own shopping list for a treat night and choose a few things they might like to eat. Your child could then write the list and hunt for the items at the supermarket. You might even spot Supertato!”