Today in the studio room and outdoors the children have been super creative, taking part in helicopter stories. We sat down in a small group and went round the circle, allowing each child to have a go and share their brilliant stories. After the story has been written, the author choses what character from their story they would like to play and with the help of their friends, the story is acted out. We used materials to help us get in to character while we acted out some of the stories. The children had so much fun participating!
Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down exactly as they are told by the adult. There are such great benefits, some being :
~Allows children to explore early literacy and the power of words as they see their stories come to life
~Creates confidence and self-assurance
~Supports the development of speaking skills as children express and share their ideas
~Develops positive relationships within a shared storytelling experience
~Facilitates high levels of engagement