Friday, June 19, 2015
Making Stories Tangible - using props to make the story come alive
I have been in the early childhood field ad long time. I have observed children of all ages. I believe that if they have props to act out the story, it becomes more real to them and they retain the story for longer.
G recently made up a story about a dragon and a family of hedgehogs. I searched and searched to find a white dragon - her story specifically called for a white dragon. Then, I gathered up all the hedgehog toys I could. She reenacted the story multiple times, adding more details with each version.
I think that if children have props, toys, etc. To bring their story alive, their imaginations become tangible and it is an enriched experience.
Have a fun and playful day