KIDS STORIES FROM IRELAND
Hi welcome to Cool Kids Stories. My name is Grace Jolliffe and I am a writer who is passionate about encouraging children to read.
STORIES FOR READING ALOUD
I used to write for children’s radio so you will find my stories are especially easy to read aloud. I believe that one of the best ways to encourage reading is to make children look forward to it! A child who is dying to know ‘what happens next?’ is a child that will always love to read.
The following stories are from my series of stories set in a fictitious little Irish town called Ballyyahoo. Click on any of the following links to find out more.
STORIES TO SHARE AND DISCUSS
From time to time all kids have to face difficulties. From the death of a loved one to bullying in school. Sometimes kids keep their problems a secret. Reading and sharing a story with your child can help bring up those difficult subjects and make it easier for them to confide in you with confidence.
The following stories each focus on a typical family problem and open up the door to discussing the problems naturally. Click each story title to learn more about the themes and problems explored.
When parents are too busy – competition in school: FOOTBALL MAD
When a grandparent dies – coping with grief: FOOTBALL CRAZY
When nobody likes the new girl – bullying in schools: THE TREE HUGGER
When grown ups fight – family conflict: FREE AS A LADYBIRD
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you.
All the best