Start the New Year by stretching your imagination by magically shrinking the giant pink rabbit that is terrorizing your castle?
Children love fairy tales and from a young age they begin to retell a story. Emergent literacy is a term that is used to refer to the idea that children learn about reading and writing before they receive formal instruction. Children imitate reading and writing activities – you can hear them muttering while they are looking a pictures in a book, and they scribble something on a paper and then they “pretend” to read it.
Reading stories and exposing children to literacy experiences is linked to the success of a child reading learning to read and write.
The Story Box: Create Your Own Fairy Tales contains twenty beautifully illustrated cards inspired by traditional fairy stories. The cards fit together like jigsaw pieces and are double-sided, so can be combined together in myriad ways. All laid out together they make a story 2,5 metres in length.
There is nothing stopping you breaking the story in the middle and adding a bit in. By altering the story chain you change what is happening further further down. This gives you several different narratives during one story session.
A perfect way to learn how a story is constructed; beginning, middle, and end, and the introduction of something exciting or dangerous
Why not tell the story backwards? This can result in surprisingly hilarious stories. Or limit the number of cards that can be used? Pick a beginning and end and invent the middle of the story.
Happy Fairy Tale Time!
For inspiration on Fairy Tales visit my board on Pinterest.