This title is part of a brand new series, Planning for the Early Years
, edited by Jennie Lindon, which takes a fresh approach to planning by ensuring that children’s interests are at the heart of all plans.
Planning for the Early Years: Storytelling and storymaking
is a lovely book packed with adaptable ideas that can be extended for older children, or more focused for the under threes. It focuses on the prime areas of learning, especially the development of early language, defined in the 2011 Tickell review of the EYFS as the foundations for all learning. It includes photos, examples, tips, and pre- and post activity advice.
This title will allow you to:
- Plan for children’s individual stages of development through the use of adaptable and inclusive plans, and plans specifically for the birth-3s
- Engage and motivate children to learn by planning around their interests
- Include children with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs through plans that take into consideration a variety of abilities.
Activities and ideas in Storytelling and storymaking include:
- Learning about story boxes, props and sacks
- Learning about rhymes and pick-and-mix stories
- Telling stories with puppets and toys.
About the author
Judith Stevens is an independent education consultant with extensive and varied experience in the field of early education.Having worked in childcare and education for over 30 years, Judith has worked as a regional adviser in the Early Years Foundation Stage and senior early years adviser on the Every Child a Talker programme.
Series editor Jennie Lindon is an established author who has written over 30 titles on early years education and care. Jennie is a chartered psychologist and child pyschologist by trade and today is an early years consultant. Jennie has over 30 years experience of working with a very wide range of settings and services within early years care, education, playwork and out-of-school care, as well as with residential and foster care and her writing reflects the many settings she has worked with.
"I found this book a wonderful combination of good practical ways of engaging children in storytelling with thorough knowledge of how to develop these vital skills in early years. This book is full of good practice and immediate ways of putting into action storytelling and storymaking. This resource will develop and expand skills in planning for storytelling and storymaking with flexible, effective Early Years practitioners who revel in the process rather than the product of an activity. When I was a nursery teacher I wish this resource had been available!"
Anne Pitcher, a professional storyteller on the Scottish Storytelling Centre's Directory
"A very insightful book. The students particularly like the 'time for you to think' as this does do as it states. We spent alot of time using reflection & it proved useful"
Naomi Whale, Childcare Lecturer, Bath College