Story Cubes- Fantasy
I have always advocate imaginative and creative play where they can engage in imaginative and creative play by themselves or with others.
Thus, it is important to set up a safe play space and stock it with toys to spark your child's imagination and creativity.
Monitoring your children’s play is an important job to help children learn problem solving skills and find a solution together. However, it is also important not to be too instructive and restrictive. This is especially so if your child is playing with someone else. Do allow children to work things out themselves before you intervene. However, you might need to intervene immediately if there is any name-calling, teasing, excluding, physical aggression, or dangerous play.
As such, I have created this set of story cubes to spark imagination and creativity within the children
Below are the play instructions for the Story Cubes:
- Print the template and fold into cubes. There are 4 cubes in total
- You can choose to throw all 4 dices at a time or one at a time.
- The child will get to rearrange the dices accordingly to his/her preferences and place it on the mat.
- Parents might want to think of some questions prompt to guide the child along using Who, What, Where, etc
For example:Character dice -> who is the character? What is the name of character?
- Eith those questions prompt by parents, the child can jot down some notes on the worksheet
- Upon completion, the child will then tell his/her story.
Infinite benefits of Story Cubes
- The child can play solitaire or with others. It is a wonderful party game or ice-breaker.
- It can be used for literacy development
- It can be used to develop speech.
- It can be used to hone listening skills.
- It helps in creative inspiration, mental workout, and problem solving.
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In fact, this story cubes is inspired by one of the books which I have borrowed from our National Library. The title of the book is ” Imagine You by Pippa Goodhart”. (Call Number: English GOO)
Each double page spread has a question and they are filled with lots of colourful pictures illustration for the kids to choose from and imagine.
Here are some of the examples. What kind of house do you like to live in? My 4 years old daughter loves princess so she shouted in excitement that she wants to live in a castle. While my 2 years old daughter is more adventurous and she said she wants to live in a tree house.
This book is well received by both of my kids aged 4 and 2 years old and currently this is their favorite bedtime book. It is fun for the kids to interact with this book as there are many different items to choose from and with their selected choices, they can put together to form their fun imaginary story.
Since the story cubes evolve around fantasy, you may even want to dress up your child as a prince, a princess, a knight or an angel! Get them to do role play! When children do role plays, they naturally become someone or something else. Role play stimulates their imagination and enhance their social development, encourage friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Content Source: Mummy Pearlyn
Edited By: Preschool Resources
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