Children need creativity and there are many ways you can promote this at home through literacy. Storytelling and creativity is a crucial art form that we all need in our daily lives. Storytelling moves beyond structure and correct tense – it moves into different ideas that challenge what we know and accept.
During the school holidays you can ignite some creativity in your children by some simple questions and activities:
- Ask them to imagine what they would ask their favourite book characters if they ever were to meet them.
- Which magical land would they love to travel to and what would they do there?
- If they were to ask a book character over to dinner what would they feed them and which games would they play?
- Construct a magical land inside cardboard box. Use leftover materials to make this land – the more unstructured the materials, the more creative your child needs to be so refrain from buying things to decorate the box.
- Rewrite a favourite story from a different character’s perspective and see how the story might chan
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