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17 10, 2016

Looking forward to the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The Frankfurter Buchmesse (19th to 23rd October)

For many teachers, the half-term holiday provides an opportunity to review the scheme of work undertaken in the first part of the autumn term as well as to fine tune plans for the second part of the term and the build up to Christmas.  However, for members of the teaching team at Everything Dinosaur, the pause in their programme of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops for schools, provides an opportunity to visit the forthcoming Frankfurt Book Fair.

Final Preparations Underway for a Visit to the Frankfurter Buchmesse

The logo for the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurter Buchmesse logo.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

Providing Inspiration for Teachers and Education Professionals

This annual five-day event, held in southern central Germany, attracts visitors from all over the world.  It is the ideal venue for teachers, school administrators, educationalists and librarians to catch up on the latest trends in educational publishing.  Since Everything Dinosaur team members focus mainly on working with Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils, we appreciate the tremendous focus placed on the development of reading by teachers and teaching assistants.  We may specialise in delivering fossil and dinosaur themed workshops in support of the science curriculum, but our teaching team also strives to ensure that they build in extension exercises that involves reading both non-fiction and fiction texts.

More than 250,000 Visitors are Expected at the 2016 Frankfurter Buchmesse

Visitors to the Frankfurt Buchmesse 2015.

Visitors from all over the world flock to Frankfurt to meet with exhibitors from more than 100 countries.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

Developing a Lifelong Passion for Reading

Developing confidence with reading is a fundamental element of the new English national curriculum for schools.  In the Department of Education outline, the focus on providing children with a rich and stimulating learning environment is stressed and the school library can often provide a focal point for a coordinated effort across the school to improve reading.  Many young boys become disillusioned with reading, however, if given the opportunity to read and then write about a Tyrannosaurus rex most jump at the opportunity.  As the world’s largest book fair (in terms of the number of publishers attending and exhibitors), the annual Frankfurter Buchmesse can inspire teachers, home educationalists and education professionals, allowing them to keep up to date with the fast moving world of educational publishing.

A Lively Atmosphere at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Visitors to the 2015 Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Visitors enjoying the lively atmosphere of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

For those teachers working on their plans for World Book Day 2017 (a date for your diaries – Thursday 2nd March 2017), the cosplay at the Frankfurt Book Fair could be just the thing to help inspire them and their scheme of work.

17 10, 2016

Halloween Dinosaur Fun

By | October 17th, 2016|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Trick or Treat with a Dinosaur!

The countdown to Halloween has well and truly started and team members at Everything Dinosaur have been busy sending out lots of dinosaur themed costumes for kids to help very young dinosaur fans get into the Halloween spirit.  Children seem to have a fascination with monsters and dinosaurs like Giganotosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex certainly tick all the boxes when it comes to monstrous animals with big teeth.  After all, a fully grown T. rex had jaws so big that it could swallow a small child whole.  Help your young dinosaur fans get into character with these super dinosaur dressing up costumes.

Dinosaur Halloween Fun!

Dinosaur costumes.

Dinosaur dressing up costumes for Halloween.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur Trick or Treat!

Give your little ones a treat this Halloween!  With bright and colourful dinosaur dressing up costumes for three years and upwards, there’s bound to be something on the Everything Dinosaur website to get your little monsters roaring with excitement.

To see the range of dinosaur dressing up costumes, dinosaur hats and dinosaur masks, all specially designed for budding young palaeontologists, check out Everything Dinosaur here: Dinosaur Dressing Up

With the chest sizes of our dinosaur costumes starting at just sixty centimetres (24 inches), even children as young as three years of age can join in the dinosaur themed fun.  Whether it is dressing up for school, getting ready to go out trick or treating or simply joining in the Halloween activities at home, these dinosaur costumes are ideal.

Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Stickers and T. rex Skeletons

For that extra touch of authenticity make your young dinosaur fan’s day by giving him or her their very own dinosaur glow in the dark wall sticker.  Just switch of the light and watch your dinosaur skeleton glow in the dark!  Everything Dinosaur stocks a wide range of prehistoric animal stickers, it’s enough to get your own bones rattling with fright!

A Range of Dinosaur Themed Glow in the Dark Stickers

Dinosaur glow in the dark stickers.

Glow in the dark dinosaur stickers for Halloween.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For glow in the dark dinosaur themed stickers, dinosaur face masks and a whole trick or treat basket of prehistoric animal products visit: Everything Dinosaur

Perhaps you might even try out some prehistoric inspired food!  Here is a link to a recipe for a simple and easy to make jelly themed snack that we call “insects trapped in amber”, very creepy or should that be creepy-crawly!

How to make “insects trapped in amber A Prehistoric Party Treat Especially for Halloween!

Scary Dinosaur Skeletons Depicting Creepy Cretaceous Critters

Glow in the dark Tyrannosaurus rex.

A glow in the Dark T. rex wall poster

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The fossil record provides plenty of evidence of some very scary creatures that lived in the past.  Huge teeth, big claws and frightening scales, tusks, horns and amour seem to have been quite prevalent amongst the Dinosauria.  Which one do you think was the scariest?

It only requires to say to all our customers and followers of our social media platforms – happy Halloween!

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