In the Maintained Nursery we have begun a project to help us to support your child’s Communication and Language skills and also their storytelling skills. This is called Tales Toolkit.
Tales Toolkit focusses on four key areas for storytelling:
- Character – who the story is about?
- Setting – where the story will happen?
- Problem – what problems will the characters face?
- Solution – how will they solve the problem to get to the happy ending?
We use 4 different objects – one for each of the areas – and use these objects to tell a story. The children have all enjoyed their special storytelling times and are all very eager to help with the story telling.
How you can help at home:
When looking at a book, or even watching a favourite television programme, use the Tales Toolkit Language including problem and solution, and encourage your child to talk about the story.