Category

Workshops

08/01/2019
,

How stories can cover more areas of the EYFS curriculum

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  How stories can cover more areas of the EYFS curriculum than just language and communication Stories are one of the most versatile tools you can use when educating children and if you combine them with other creative activities they become even more powerful! Not only that but combining stories with creative activities, such as puppet making, will also give you the confidence to know that you can fulfil every aspect of that all important EYFS... Read More

13/12/2018
,

Why parents engaging with their child’s stories is key

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Why parents engaging with their child’s stories is the key to boosting their language and communication skills Did you know that the more words that a child knows by the age of 8 is the biggest predictor of their future success, regardless of their social and economic background? It’s also been established that children with poor vocabulary at the age of 5 are more than twice as likely to be unemployed by the age of... Read More

21/11/2018
, ,

Are you looking for some creative ways to improve language and communication?

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Children have an amazing capacity for creativity, their imagination holds no bounds. Children also love stories and it’s a great way to enhance their language and communication skills. So combining stories with creativity can be very powerful, and that’s what we call creative storytelling. Creative storytelling is about combining stories with creative activities and it will help children to really engage with a story. Activities such as puppet making and role play bring stories to... Read More

06/11/2018
,

How can parents boost their child’s vocabulary?

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  A child learning to speak their first words is one of those magical times and once they start there’s usually no stopping them. But children need to know how to put those words into context and there’s no better way of doing that than with a story! Unfortunately, not all parents read to their children and this can be for any number of reasons. It may be that their parents didn’t do it with them... Read More

19/10/2018
,

Inspection reports – key recommendations for settings

In a report published at the beginning of the Autumn term, Early Years Fundamentals made some key recommendations for settings based on the analysis of 2,947 Ofsted reports. This is what they had to say…. Do you use the Early Years Inspection Handbook? Although the EYFS is the statutory framework that shapes our practice, becoming familiar with the Early Years Inspection Handbook will enable us to have a clear understanding of what our inspectors will be looking at and for during our inspection. How do you know your monitoring and... Read More

importance of stories for eal 27/09/2018
,

The Importance of Stories for Children with EAL

Why are stories so important for those with EAL? Stories are one of the things that make us human. We can all relate to a story because we are hardwired to learn that way, which is why they are one of the most versatile and powerful tools we have when we want to help children learn. Now picture the scene… You are in a strange country that you’ve never been to before and no-one there speaks a word of English and you can’t speak their language… How do you feel?... Read More

Identifying Safeguarding Issues With Stories 18/09/2018
,

How To Identify Safeguarding Issues With Stories

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Do you struggle to find ways to identify safeguarding issues? Using stories to help educate or make sense of a situation has been around for generations and it’s still as relevant today as it has always been. That is why using a story can be an ideal way to help you identify a safeguarding problem that you might need to address. Children will naturally use metaphors and stories to help them work through their problems,... Read More

how to engage children with eal through stories 10/09/2018
,

How To Use Stories To Engage Children With EAL

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Are you looking for new ways to engage those with EAL? Stories are used in cultures all over the world and there are many versions of some of the most well-known stories.  I think we’ve found 14 different versions of Cinderella and there are probably more! So, using traditional tales and stories in your school or setting can be an ideal way of engaging children with EAL as its likely that they will be familiar... Read More

safeguarding through stories 29/08/2018
,

How To Use Stories With Safeguarding and PSED

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Protecting and safeguarding the children in our care is a crucial role that we all have, but it can also be one of the most complex and difficult tasks because it covers everything from getting them to wash their hands before eating through to really serious physical and emotional abuse. It can also be difficult to decide whether or not you need to raise a concern sheet with your safeguarding lead because you know that... Read More

eyr workshops for early years teachers 22/08/2018
,

Early Years Resources Introduces Workshops

Introducing the EYR Workshops … We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our EYR Workshops for early years practitioners, teachers and childminders! You won’t want to miss the very first EYR Workshop event on the 12th October 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Trafford City, Manchester – where we are running two interactive workshop sessions, which will provide you with lots of advice and essential tips on Safeguarding Through Stories and Using Stories & Puppets for EAL. These fun and interactive workshops will be delivered by inspirational storytelling specialists... Read More