The book we've been using this week is Mr Gumpy's Outing. This is a story with a lot of lovely language especially verbs or "doing words" which are so useful for children's language development. So we have words like "teasing", "chasing", "trampling" and "squabbling". This is also a great story for acting out so children can use a box to make a boat and add the characters or use plastic boats in water. Or they can pretend to be the characters - perhaps with masks - and role play the story themselves.
Why not talk about the story at home too and try out some of the ideas that are posted daily in the Learning at Home Blog? You don't have to be off school to do this. You could watch a story video together after school one day or try an activity out on Saturday morning. And of course keep talking and having fun together!