Author Archives: Lisa Bennett

Last Storysack day this year is Friday 26th May

There are 3 weeks left of Storysacks before the Storysack Library closes for this academic year. The children will choose their last Storysack on Friday 26th May 2017, returning it after the half term break, on Friday 9th June 2017.

This may seem a little early, but the Storysacks need to be back in school so that I can clean and repair them ready for September’s Reception Class.

We hope you’ve had lots of fun using Storysacks together! If you have a moment, please  share your family’s experience of Storysacks on the comments slip (inside the Storysack).

Many thanks, Lisa Bennett – Storysacks Librarian

Monday 8th May 2017



Welcome New Reception Parents!

Storysacks are a fantastic resource for Reception class families, to explore books and storytelling – the children love them!

webphotosmartestgiant  Our beautiful Storysacks are very special because they were handmade by Myatt Garden parents, teachers and pupils.

The children choose their Storysack on Fridays, returning it the following Friday morning (or before) . There is no fee but please take good care of them – store in a safe place out children’s reach – use with an adult – check contents before returning them to school – so that families can continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Thanks to the talents of Myatt Garden parents, children and teachers, about half the titles in the Storysacks library now have a story recording on the website. If you would like to record a batch of stories this year please get in touch.

Look out for the special label inside the Storysack books which have a recording on the website!

Best wishes.

Lisa Bennett – Storysacks Librarian



Peachy new Storysack!

webphoto-eachpeachThis new Storysack Each Peach Pear Plum is a book on the Myatt Garden Early Years Core Reading List. Each Peach Pear Plum is an “I Spy” rhyming story, it’s lots of fun trying to find all the fairy-tale and nursery rhyme characters hiding in the pictures. Then you can make up your own stories with all the puppet characters! I had some funding to buy the game and books for this Storysack from Myatt Garden P.T.A. but the cloth sack and puppet theatre were made with leftover fabric I’ve had in my cupboard for years, it was great to find a good use for it.

This Is The Bear

webphotothisisthebearThis is a very popular story sack, which means it’s had a lot of wear and tear over the last 11 years. The game had lost too many pieces to be useable, so I looked around for a new one: Red Dog Blue Dog  is a colour and shape lotto game which I hope everyone will enjoy playing.

When significant new pieces/replacements are added to a Storysack it has to be re-photographed,  two new inventories and a new Photoblurb (the cards the children choose from) are made, plus changing the photo here on the website…..



He’s football crazy, football mad!

photogoalwebGoal!’, a new Preston Pig story for the Library. I’ve wanted to make a football themed storysack for ages. At last, a couple of months ago I spied a Preston Pig toy, complete with football, on Ebay – and so was able to put this storysack together over the summer. I think it’ll be a big hit with this year’s Reception children.