Here are some ideas you can use story stones for at home..
- Add the story stones to a sensory bin.
- Place them face-down on a table. Children can begin a story and then flip over a story stone to incorporate that idea or prompt. Remember it does not need to be in sequential order!
- Read a book together with your child. After the book, tell the story again using the story stones.
- Play Kim’s game and see if the children can identify what character or scene is missing.
- Practice sequencing stories by lining the story stones up in the order of a story.
When using the story stones use language such as:
- Once upon a time..
- The next thing to happen…
These phrases help develop your child’s ability to predict and retell stories they are both familiar and unfamiliar with.
All you need to make your own story stones are:
- Stones of any shape, size and colour
- Paints or paint pens
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