Our Safeguarding through Stories and Using Stories and Puppets for EAL workshops took place on Friday 12th October.
On the day we heard from Tonya Meers and Natasha Dennis, not to mention their little dog Pojo, from Little Creative Days.
Some of the products you might have seen during the workshops include hand puppets, finger puppets, story masks, books, games, cards and more. All of these workshop products are part of the practical tips provided by the two tutors over the course of the day, helping early years practitioners to get children to open up and develop socially.
The Safeguarding workshop in particular showed how props such as puppets can be used to identify safeguarding issues and can help you decide whether your setting's safeguarding procedures need to be initiated.
The EAL workshop provided practical advice on how to use stories and story props to engage children with EAL.
You can find all the products seen over the course of the two workshops below: