Using stories to help their language

Nursery Age


How to help their language along

Using stories to develop language

This guide contains instructions on how to make and use story sacks, as well as step by step instructions to make two story sacks based on The Three Little Pigs and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.
Based on In the Night Garden as well as for castle, birthday and Arctic themed stories.
A story box is a miniature setting, a shoe box-sized stage with a background and objects within it relating to either to a specific book, or to a common story scenario. Story boxes are a great resource to support children’s exploration of stories. They form areas in which to retell a favourite story, as well as creative arenas for children to make up new stories too – both encouraging talk, imagination and literacy skills.
Story games – National Literacy Trust
This story game provides a fun way for children to explore a story. 
 It is available to edit to fit your favourite story, or as a ready made-up version are available In order to play children need to be familiar with the book and have heard the story a few times.