Everyone tells stories!
Some are better at it than others and that is probably because they have practiced more. I wanted to support the children’s interest in story telling and enhance it as I knew there are so many benefits.
Story telling is known to:
Enhance verbal Skills
Develop reflective skills
Increase logical thinking
Improve listening skills
I love story baskets and have been making, sharing and teaching others about them for a couple of years. BUT I wanted to try something NEW. I was inspired by tray play and wanted to adapt it for storytelling.
The trays I have been making have been AWESOME for story starters but they have also been used for ‘tinkering’, schema and loose parts play. They have proven to be very versatile.
I have used a variety of trays from an old Tupperware chip and dip tray to a Kmart felt one. The items I have used have been open and close-ended.