Through our practic , we have developed an open questions method for working with Early Years. Story is at the heart of all our sessions. We use teacher-in -role work, storytelling, puppets, games, song, dance, music and multi-sensory play to involve the children in the adventure. We make the most of their natural ability to fall into role-play. Once the children are immersed in the imaginary world, they are then invited to make decisions and solve problems. Many teachers tell us how their children happily chat about their experience long after our visit.
Sample story titles:
Our Environment – ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by Michael Foreman, ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward
Space – ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy, ‘Bob, the Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram
Ourselves – ‘You choose’ By Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt
Fantasy Islands – ‘The Flum Flum Tree’ by Julia Donaldson ‘Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright
Africa – ‘We all went on Safari’ by Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne
Books – ‘Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book’ by Julia Donaldson
Drawing – ‘Doodling Daniel’ by Joyce Dunbar
Others: ‘Small Knight, George and the Chocolate Cake’by Ronda Armitage, ‘Stanley’s Stick’ by Neil Layton and John Hegley
We can offer Early Years workshops on Traditional Tales. Please contact us to plan one for you.