Why use props when story telling?
- help children to feel part of the story
- bring the characters to life
- add another dimension and learning style - visual as well as auditory
- encourage children to interact with the story and the characters
- encourage talk about the story
- encourage open-ended questions and answers
- help develop listening skills and encourage language
After the story-telling...
- children use the props to re-tell the story
- children develop their own narrative to go with the props
So here's what I've been making:
The Gingerbread Man...
The Pigeon from "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus" by Mo Willems...
The caterpillar's cocoon from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"...
And the space rocket from the rhyme "Zoom, zoom, we're going to the Moon"...
All my props are made from felt, my own designs or from pictures found online.
For more story inspiration see my pinterest boards:
Story Cafe and
And It's all about stories is now on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/itsallaboutstories