October 2020 Newsletter – Storytelling: Storytelling Materials

To help children practice storytelling, you can provide a wide variety of props and storytelling materials. You can include props from familiar stories that will encourage children to retell stories. These materials can be stored in plastic bins or cloth bags and rotated into the learning environment at different times of the year.  Random props should be available to promote original storytelling as well.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Figures – plastic people and animals
  • Props – Backdrops, houses, and scenery such as trees and mountains
  • Puppets – store-bought or homemade
  • Cutouts from magazines – attach tongue depressors to the cutouts so they are easier to manipulate
  • Cutouts from recycled books
  • Photos – pictures of children and their families attached to cardboard or contact papered to blocks
  • Fabric scraps
  • Items from nature
  • Felt pieces and felt board
  • Magnets and cookie sheets
  • Stickers attached to cubes or blocks
  • Painted rocks or story stones
  • Decorated wooden spoons
  • Recycled boxes or bottles

For the main article Storytelling, CLICK HERE

For the article Developmental Benefits of Storytelling, CLICK HERE

For the article Story Acting, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner, CLICK HERE