To generate, excite, inspire and encourage writing. Enhancing Art and English
to make talking about books, words, pictures; fun and interesting. If the author’s
book sits alongside the school curriculum, that’s a bonus!
In a study constructed by the society of authors, found that 99.4% of those that
conducted an author visit, considered the visits an invaluable enrichment that
encourages reading for pleasure, wider reading and creative writing.
Both Binx books are targeted at 2 – 5 year olds, thus the Key Stage 1 ages, years 1 and 2 are ideal. The books include important messages and life lessons; making them relatable for children within the KS2 age bracket and educating them further on their PSHE skills.
I use a variety of resources like PowerPoint presentations to explain my creative process (with loads of visuals); altering my language based on age group. I often end the sessions with time lapse videography of me drawing my characters.