Storytelling – not necessarily reading a book but sharing a great tale
Sharing a great book or telling a story is a skill. We know that increased access to books and stories will positively impact children’s learning in the long term. In the current climate where Ofsted have a focus on reading it’s essential that we all evaluate what we are currently offering in order to develop and enhance our practice.
This lively and participative workshop combines a mix of theory and practice to consider and explore not how often children are experiencing books, stories, rhymes and poems but rather the quality of these experiences as powerful teaching and learning opportunities.
Timing, environment and adults are just three of the powerful factors when evaluating the use of stories. This session enables practitioners to reflect on what currently happens and how these opportunities may be improved, enhanced or developed.
The teaching and learning methods will include reflection on current practice, small and large group discussion, some presentations and facilitated professional dialogue.
This workshop is suitable for anyone working across early years
Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021