3 Tips for Telling Stories with Preschoolers

Invite your children to become authors of their own stories with these three creative ideas:

1. Fun with Props

2. Child in the Story

3. Story Mash-up 

Watch this video to learn more about these 3 teaching strategies for building communication and story-telling skills with your preschoolers.

  • Child and Props:
  • Put props or puppets in front of a child and invite him to use them to tell you a story. Be sure to write down the child’s words as they tell you the story. Then, read the story back to him and encourage him to use the props to act out the story.

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  • Child in the Story:
  • Cut out children’s photos & add their pictures to the story character pictures. This helps children put themselves in the story and make connections between their personal life and the life of the story characters.

  • “Story Mash-Up”:
  • Take characters from two stories and use them to tell one big adventure. Save the storytelling pieces you receive each month from Mother Goose Time.  Have children take different characters from different stories to invent new tales. Listen to how they role-play social skills as they introduce the characters to each other and help the characters make new friends.

    Enjoy storytelling with your children today! 

    Want more teaching tips?

    Try a month of Mother Goose Time curriculum today.

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    Each day play included games, make art, sing songs, and read books to teach letters, emergent writing and reading skills.

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