Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Shark in the Dark - Story Sack

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. This month we had The Shark in the Dark by Peter Bently, for our Under the Sea theme. 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 had in our sack:
 As usual we added small world toys relating to the story & literacy cards, but for the first time we photocopied some of the key pictures (and added some of the words) and laminated them.

The results were amazing- the kids would pick up the pictures and start reciting the exacta phrases from the book (some of the old ones, word for word)! It's just another great tool to get kids excited about books and reading!

We even made our own Whale!

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!

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