From the popular children’s book Lizzie and the Birds by Dawn and Mick Robertson, the Lizzie soft doll is the mascot to lead your pupils into the wonderful world of reading, writing and spoken language. Inspired by teachers and schools in the North West of England, Lizzie has transformed many of these classrooms in to whirling, tweeting and colourful centres of learning.
Lizzie promotes cross-curricular class work in Art and D&T. On Twitter, we have seen some amazing displays such as life-sized paper trees with birds, t-shirts and costumes, and a video of a tornado. Lizzie is helping teachers inspire their children’s journey to better literacy. The only problem is that the whole class will want one!
The Lizzie soft doll, is a 30 cm soft plush doll, featuring bright orange hair, embroidered facial features, and interchangeable pyjamas. The soft doll is manufactured to conform to EN71 regulations 0+ age grade and is machine washable to 40 degrees in order to keep Lizzie looking fresh and clean.
Check out Lizzie's Twitter feed here.
Lizzie and the Birds is a beautifully illustrated story from the writing team of Mick and Dawn Robertson. The story explores the relationship between Lizzie and her dad, and is a story about an unlikely friendship that develops between Lizzie and a group of rambunctious birds. This charming story, and its captivating artwork, is one that pupils in Years 1 and 2 will fall in love with. While being developed, it was trialled in many classes to overwhelmingly positive reviews (see below) and the ideas that came from both children and teachers identified the scope for further learning opportunities and the potential for creative expression. Written by an experienced teacher and English Language consultant, this book has enormous potential as a springboard for spoken language, leading into further reading and writing activities.