Thursday, 31 October 2013

Rhyming with Room On The Broom

Story sacks are a great way to get your little monster interacting with books on so many different leaves: role play, imagination, literacy, large and small gross motor skills. Story sacks a easy to make and don't have to be expensive! We have a story sack in the book corner which contains our little monsters favourite book (at the time) along with supporting materials, including small word toys, role play and literacy items. For the month of October we've created a Room On The Broom story sack. These supporting materials are there to help stimulate the children’s language and make reading a more memorable and pleasurable experience (More great information about putting together a story sack)! 

What we put in our sack:
We photocopied pictures from the book, which the our little monsters just love and just like the Shark In The Dark pictures, the kids love reciting the exacta phrases from the book and role playing with the characters. For Room on the Broom, we went one step further and made rhyming cards:

The key element here is that each rhyming word was backed onto the same colour. This is a great tool to help introduce rhyming words to kids, as you can talk about similarities - "Dog is on a green background, which other pictures is on a green background?" Then you can go from there..... "Dog, Bog, Frog- they all sound similar. You say them with me...."

Because Room On The Broom is so popular, they have a great line of plush toys for the book. We've added them all below, but remember you can add toys you already have in the house to your story sack! Maybe let your little monster pick their favourite character and buy just that one and then substitute the other characters with toys from around the house or charity shops!

Check out Marc’s other Story Sacks & Activities:

Getting a laminator is a must (we think) - They're affordable and come in hand for loads of indoor and outdoor projects!


1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    Love this idea! could you list all the rhyming words you found in the book?thanks