We enjoyed sharing (again) the story of ' Owl babies'. It is important to note that we want children to really get to know a few really good stories, and so, they will need to hear them often. Owl stories is one of the books recommended for Reception aged children.
So, we listened to the story and then I chose a part of the story for us to work on putting actions to. This normally would be done over a period of time and would have been a longer section. I chose the beginning but we might choose middle/end parts to work on with other stories.
We then went onto showing how we link these actions to develop using pictures ( actions from earlier) to re tell the story.
Here are some of those lovely story maps.
The children enjoyed making owl stick puppets - puppets are a lovely way for young children to tell stories and take on roles of different characters.
There were other story activities out for the children to enjoy and develop imaginative and creative story telling.
Stick puppets and puppet theatre.
The children also enjoyed using big headbands with pictures of the characters from the story on them.
We hope that those who were able to attend enjoyed time with your children and that this gave you an insight into how you can develop story telling and writing at home. Thank you to those of you who helped and supported children who didn't have a visitor too.