Stories; everyone reads, hears or sees them (almost) daily. Children love to be read, but also like to tell stories themselves. In education, you can use a story as a way to transfer information, knowledge or skills. Both in socio-emotional level as linguistic level or professionally. But how do you let children tell a story themselves and stimulate their creative thinking? Therefore, the Story Blocks are developed. The Story Blocks are four simple wooden blocks with an illustration on each side. Children cannot make mistakes; the important thing is that they are creative. It’s not an issue if they interpret a picture differently than you do. The blocks allow the child to be free in his or her own imagination.
HOW TO USE verhaalblokken?
The Story Blocks are divided into four different categories. www.verhaalblokken.nl
• Who (yellow): Around this person the story should be told, it could be the main character of the story or a character that comes along.
• What (Green): This is an object that should be in the story.
• Where (blue): This is where (part of) the story should play.
• Emotions (Red): What is the emotion that carries the story, this is sad, romantic, happy g.z.m.d. to be.
It is intended that children will tell, write or draw a story. The story has to be built through the Story Blocks. Dice or choose random who, what and where. You can provide an extra layer to the story adding the fourth (emotion) block to it.Read more on: