I love visiting schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals to meet young readers and offer a range of workshops based on my books for nursery to Year 2 aged children. I also offer workshops on story and character creation for children up to Year 6. If you would like to hear more please get in touch by email.
“Nicola's bright and engaging personality as she presented her equally bright and engaging books absolutely commanded the attention of large groups of lively children from Reception and Year 1. Far from being fazed by Nicola's whisper - their initial curiosity was immediately settled by her straightforward explanation - they sat mesmerised, listening attentively and entering enthusiastically into the actions and responses in a wonderfully interactive presentation. A fantastic event!”
Debbie Bloomfield, School Visits Coordinator, Chorleywood Bookshop.
“Nicola Kent came into our playgroup to talk to the children about her book, The Strongest Mum. The children sat entranced as Nicola read the story and then helped them to create their own book character who they called Daisy the Lionicorn. The children came up with lots of ideas for things that Daisy might have in her bag and Nicola skillfully created an amazing drawing for them, which we are going to frame for the wall.
The next day one of the parents of a child who had listened to Nicola, enthusiastically reported that her four year old daughter had insisted on writing and drawing her own story when she got home. Her mum said that, for the first time, her daughter had really understood how children’s books are put together through a mix of imagination, creativity and illustrations. What an important lesson the children learned and hopefully one that will encourage them to both read and write stories themselves in the future.
I would highly recommend having Nicola come into any early years or school setting. She really can inspire children!”
Vanessa Linehan, Manager, Sandbrook Nursery
“Having Nicola come in for World Book Day was absolutely fantastic. She knew how to draw them in, engage them and keep them interested throughout. The children particularly enjoyed suggesting ideas for drawings and seeing them come to life in front of their eyes. I would definitely recommend having Nicola in your school too!”
Lena Scantlebury, Grasmere Primary School