…when you want to light up your life… tell Teddy Bear stories to children…

…it has been a couple of years since last this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler was invited to talk with children in a classroom setting… World Book Day provided a plausible excuse for the invitation for Master Gallacher in his guise as an author, to come tell a story at The Budaiya Pre-School in Bahrain

…my dear friend, Jess Stansfield, the (much) better half of my writing buddy, Glen Stansfield, teaches a class at this superb kindergarden, and extended the opportunity for me to appear… which I almost bit her hand off to accept… I met first with the principal and founder of the school, the wonderful Janeann Mohseni, who led me to the classes… I was privileged to tell to three different class-loads my story about The Greedy Teddy Bear… the intensity of participation from these wee maestros of mischief was terrific… noise levels were decibel-bursting… great fun!… all of the children were dressed in costumes  depicting their favourite story hero and heroine characters… everybody from Spiderman and his crime-busting buddies to assorted Elsa Princesses

…the story line of the Greedy Teddy Bear is about a wee teddy bear who discovers a cottage when he’s walking in the woods… and where everything inside is made of confection… he touches the door and finds it’s made of chocolate... then the table… made of ice cream... and, of course, he eats everything he finds… when I got to describe what the chair was made of, I asked the children, ‘What do you think the chair was made of?’ … one little girl said ‘Lollipops’, another boy said ‘Cake’.. . but I was blown away in a fit of laughter at one wee fellow who looked askance at the question and announced, ‘The Chair was made of Plastic!’... what a fabulous morning for me!… I totally recommend, when you want to light up your life, tell Teddy Bear stories to children… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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12 responses to “…when you want to light up your life… tell Teddy Bear stories to children…

  1. It makes you realize how fresh they are in the world

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  2. Ah, bless. SAS Jack versus kids with teddy bears? No contest. Mwah. x

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  3. The imaginations of children take off like jet planes and the sky is truly the limit. 😀 — Suzanne

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  4. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    More from Seumas…

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  5. Aww this is so cute. Lovely cheery story Seumas. 🙂

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  6. My particular favorite for reading was the Pokey Little Puppy. The kids loved reciting “And down they went to see, roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble,
    till they came to the green grass; and there they stopped short.” with GREAT enthusiasm.

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