National Story Telling Week at Children 1st @ Main Street
The children at Main Street have loved sharing their favourite books for National Story Telling Week.
They were asked to bring in their favourite book from home to share with their friends and everyone enjoyed looking at and listening to the different stories as they were told in a variety of ways.
In Jemima Puddleducks and Bobtails the children looked at a range of books, especially those which offered a tactile experience. During group story time they joined in, feeling the different textures in ‘touch and feel’ books.
Our Peter Rabbits and Early Years children have been looking at different ways in which tales can be told as they explored the magic of stories.
The Peter Rabbits looked at the traditional story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ using one of our many story sacks. The sack contains masks of the characters and even finger puppets for the children to wear whilst the story is being read. The children lifted their mask or held up their finger puppet when their character was mentioned.
Early Years looked at telling the story of ‘Room on the Broom’ using a story board. While the story was being read the children took it in turns to move the characters on the story board and we even had props from the story to throw in our cauldron!
All of our children were delighted to share their stories and learn different ways in which they can be read. Thank- you to our families for sharing your favourite books with us.
Reading and storytelling promotes brain development and imagination, teaches children about language and emotions, and strengthens relationship. Best of all though, it’s such good fun!