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Tuesday 26th January

Today in Nursery we are using our big voices to make up stories. At Nursery we have box we call our 'Story Box' and inside it we have all sorts of objects:

Peppa pig

toy car

toy fire engine

play food



farm animals

small real life objects- thimble, map, hat, peg, cup, bottle


The list is endless, anything can go in there. 


Then the children sit and choose four objects out of the box, lets say they chose Car, stone, hat and a horse


They children the have to make up a story using these but using some story telling vocabulary.


One day a little car was driving along the road. All of a sudden a hat came along and blew in the cars way. The car could not see  where it was going and crashed into a stone. Oh no, what will happen now? Along came a little horse who said 'I will help you car, get on my back and I will take you home'

 The End


Have a go and see what you can come up with together. At Parkside we believe that children need to be able to tell stories and develop their confidence in this skill in order to aid their writing skills as they grow.


Here are some imagination developmental targets for you to use as a guide:


22-36 months: Begins to play by make believing

30-50 months: Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’.

40-60 months: Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.