Countdown to Christmas with Timothy Bear 24 Five-minute Read-aloud Bedtime Stories for Advent by Brian Sears

Countdown to Christmas with Timothy Bear 24 Five-minute Read-aloud Bedtime Stories for Advent

Written by Brian Sears
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Countdown to Christmas with Timothy Bear 24 Five-minute Read-aloud Bedtime Stories for Advent by Brian Sears

This title includes 24 one-a-day stories, plus thought-provoking Advent activities and simple prayers. Stories tease out the Christmas themes of preparation, light, sharing friendship, presents, food, decorations and celebration. Stories offer an ideal bedtime activity for 5-10s and can be used either for a shared read-aloud experience, or as an independent reader. This title explores a range of familiar issues surrounding the Christmas season. It includes simple, practical Advent activities, designed to help children think about what it means to get ready as they count down the days to Christmas. Parents, grandparents, godparents, children's work leaders, clergy, all-age worship leaders (working with 5-7s). Countdown to Christmas with Timothy Bear contains 24 delightful stories based on the popular character of Timothy Bear, who, together with his family and friends, finds himself at the centre of many adventures guaranteed to appeal to children of all ages. Carefully planned to cover a range of themes, each story has been devised to help children of all ages learn about the Christmas story and relate it to their own lives. The book makes ideal bedtime reading, either as a shared read-aloud experience, or, for older children, as an independent reader. Each story is accompanied by a thought-provoking Advent activity, designed to tease out the theme of the story, and a simple bedtime prayer. Twenty of the stories first appeared in Looking Forward to Christmas with Timothy Bear .

About the Author

Brian Sears is a trained teacher with nearly 40 years experience of primary education. He was head teacher at Yorke Mead School, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire from 1980 until his early retirement in 1997. Brian frequently leads church services by invitation in Hertfordshire, mainly in the Baptist tradition. Brian has published two books about Timothy Bear for Barnabas, Through the Year with Timothy Bear (2006) and Looking forward to Christmas with Timothy Bear (2009).

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120 pages
Interest Age: 5-10


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Publication date

17th September 2010



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