Stories; everyone reads, hears or sees them (almost) daily. Children love to be read, but also storytelling. 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 on each side illustrations. Children can not make mistakes, the important thing is that they are creative, as they interpret a picture differently than you do that is not a problem. The blocks allow the child to be free in his or her imagination. All illustrations should be interpreted freely and are not necessarily one topic.

How do you use them?

The story blocks are divided into four different categories.
• 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. Select with the fourth block the emotion that the story should carry out.

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Bibliotheek Eindhoven
Storytelling     Narrative learning     Primary school education
Concept ontwikkeling     Graphic design     Production