Tell Me A Story
Spring was coming, snowdrops and daffodils were blossoming in the gardens and the forest around the castle. Despite the cold wind and the constant rain all through the week, the girl was delighted to see these beautiful flowers. They were announcing the return of long days and the rebirth of vegetation.
After a pleasant walk in the castleground, observing the trees, the plants and the birds, she came back in her cosy home, lit a fire, made a good cup of tea and opened her book at the chapter 1.
Children and adults like stories. It can be read in a book, or a magazine, heard or seen on television, cinema or theater. Stories are powerful because they are a good way to develop imagination, to understand human relationship, to speak about emotions, to pass down culture, traditions and history.
Children are creative and like to imagine stories. They can be inspired by the shape of a cloud, the atmosphere in a forest, a book they read and read again, a hero they admire.
The game “Tell Me a Story” is made to enable and encourage your child to create stories.
Research revealed that games that require a child’s imagination have an essential part in their intellectual and emotional development. At the same time, these games develop logic, aesthetic, narrative fiction, emotions – and help them to solve internal problem.*
Indeed with this material you can improve :
- attention, stay focused on the story and don’t lose their idea
- memory, remember what they said
- chronological organisation
- structuring ideas and speech
- oral expression
- enable emotions and troubles expression.
Tell me a story can be played with children, teenagers, adults of all ages. Indeed, all along our life we need to maintain and improve our capacities of attention, memory, oral expression and speech. Indeed, expression ( oral, written, signed ) is essential to communicate with others.
How to play? The sachet contains 15 tiles with a picture on each side. The idea is to create a story from the pictures on the tiles. Pick up 5 tiles and display them in front of you. Create a Story with the 5 pictures you can see. Starting by “Once upon a Time” can be helpful. When you use a picture, you name it or use it as a reference, and you can show it. A picture can be used for a lot of words or ideas. A picture can be used many times over. The pictures are here to inspire you.
Depending with who you play (age and ability of the players ), you can pick up less or more pictures. If you wish you can then write the story in a notebook and keep it as a souvenir. And more important : Have fun !
*Les Intelligences multiples de vos enfants, Bruno Hourst, Albande de Beaurepaire, Leduc.s Editions, 2020