the storyworld box: create-a-story kit

Summary:

Open the box to find an instruction book and 40 cards with illustrations on one side and questions on the other. The cards present possible settings, characters, and objects that can be fashioned into a story. The questions are intended to get the person started and get one’s creative juices flowing. The instruction book offers tips on how to create a story from the cards and an actual example of a story.

Educational Themes:

This is a fun way to engage kids with literacy activities. In addition to letting one person creating a complete story, let the kids take turns adding a sentence/activity to build the story together.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with a group of kids ages 9 and 10.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Buy one for family use AND purchase a copy to give your child’s teacher.
Little Kid Reaction

The kids loved it and had fun making up their own stories!

Big Kid Reaction

Here’s an excellent way of getting youngsters and adults away from their cell phones and computers for some serious fun using their imaginations. Make a house rule that all texting, cell phone connections, and other “screen” addictions must be turned off or set aside when you use this kit! The kids won't miss their screens!

Pros:

This is an activity that incorporates reading and storytelling. It is a splendid way to encourage creativity and using one’s imagination. This is fun for all ages and can be shared with mixed-age groups, including with young kids who can't read yet.

Cons:

None.


Title The Storyworld Box: Create-a-story Kit
Author John Matthews Caitlin Matthews
Publisher Templar © 2010
ISBN 9780763645458
Material Hard Cover
Genres Middle Grade, Literacy Concepts, Interactive Learning
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