This week we’ve been reading Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, also published under the title Where’s My Mom? The story takes the lost little monkey through the jungle with the help of a friendly butterfly. They meet lots of animals along the way until eventually the little monkey is reunited with his family. Learning to put together and remember a sequence is an important skill and helps children to develop their own abilities to tell stories and recount events. We made a felt board so that Burt could act out the story as we read it and then play with the characters to retell the story in his own words. Felt is ideal for a story board as even little fingers can easily move characters around and you can buy it in lots of vibrant colours fairly cheaply.