This poem will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling. The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.
How to extend the magic
Explain that St George is the patron saint of England. You can learn more about St George's Day by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on ‘Celebrating for St George's Day' to find out how two boys meet their friends at a special event where they see St George defeat the dragon.Why not have a go at making and decorating a shield like the one the boys were playing with? Click through to the Make & Colour section and search for 'St George's Day - Shield' (where you'll find details of how to make it).