It’s National Share-A-Story Month 2016 and this year’s theme is ‘A Place for Stories’. The idea is to encourage the telling and sharing of stories in unusual (but safe) places.
A rock pool is an unusual place! However we think Ruth and Ruben, who you will find in our Early Soundplay story Sally the Sea Lion, have found the perfect place for sea lions to read! Where do your children choose to read?
Inside or outside?
We would encourage adults to observe where children choose to read. They will often find their own quiet and cosy places to snuggle down in, where they can read alone or enjoy sharing books with others. Quiet and comfortable is key.
There are lots of exciting places to read books outside. If it’s a warm day why not head for a picnic in the park and enjoy reading Clip Clop’s Picnic under a tree?
Some children will enjoy being able to retell the story or role play their own version of it. If the children are already familiar with the story pack a picnic basket and take the character finger or lolly stick puppets with you too.
You will find lolly stick puppets for all the Early Soundplay stories free to download in the Resources section on our website. All the children can enjoy making them and join in retelling the stories.
Sharing stories every day
At Clickety we believe sharing books, each and every day, is one of the most important things you can do with a child. It’s one of the best ways to support children’s spoken language and literacy development. Sharing books helps children learn new words, about new environments and experiences and new ideas.