Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers is a heart-warming story with some emotional themes. Chris McDonnell explains how you can talk about bereavement sensitively in class.
The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade in the goods that made their way along The Silk Road.
A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable 'real-life' context for developing literacy and number skills.
All children can relate to Ranjit's feelings towards Asha, his treasured toy tiger. Talk about children's own treasured toys and use this as a springboard into exploring toys today and in the past.
Reading Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers beautifully conjures up the sights and sounds of an Indian bazaar but what is it about the author’s writing that helps us to build the picture in our mind’s eye?