Barbara Pyett


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Hats introduces children to the idea of different careers by observing different head-gear. Playing the game is a follow-up suggestion to extend vocabulary and encourage thoughtful conversation. Each person takes a turn to name a different hat. Repetition isn’t allowed. The game continues until you run out of names. Hints for ideas: Careers, sport, religions, fancy dress, superheroes, history and different cultures.


Barbara Pyett:
Barbara Pyett was born in Tasmania in 1946. Her first book, Lily’s Wish, reflected her own sadness of missing her family at Christmas, as she had her first two children in Europe. She returned to Tasmania in 1975 and had her third child. She became a special education/art teacher in Canberra in the 1980s. In 2000, she married her childhood friend, artist Christopher Pyett, who is her constant inspiration. They share nine grandchildren. Barbara’s writing includes her autobiography, poetry, short stories and children’s stories.