EYFS and Storytelling
How Storytelling fits within the 4 themes of the Early Years Foundation Stages:
A Unique Child.
"Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured."
- Stories provide us with a way to understand and express our identities and those of others.
- Creating and participating in storytelling encourages ownership, confidence and exploration in a child's sense of self, their opinions and self-expression.
"Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person."
- The interaction and communication essential to Storytelling and story-creation between children and staff offers an opportunity for building trusting, mutually respectful relationships.
- The creative process of participating in and creating storytelling encourages negotiation, listening, empathy, lucid expression, sharing and turn taking; all important elements of positive interpersonal behaviour.
"The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning."
- Use stories and creativity to inspire imaginative, interactive and stimulating spaces where children can safely act out and take part stories, characters, experiences and actions.
Learning and Development.
"Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected."
- The skills and practice of Storytelling are intrinsic to developing language, communication and expression, exploring decisions, choices, problems, conflicts and solutions and encouraging children to follow their imagination into new learning and play.
How storytelling can benefit your school or place of education:
Are your pupils excited about reading and books?
Do your teachers embrace the opportunity of taking an assembly?
Looking for an excellent Book Week activity?
Have you got a theme that needs exploring?
Do all your pupils write with enthusiasm?
Looking for a new way of creating a play?
Need a storyteller who is great with Nursery through to KS3?