Story Sacks

Ref: C2420965

Storysacks is a creative workshop where students will be supported to make resources to use with their children. Students will be able to make a story bag and create their own soft toys, props, games and reading materials to use with their chosen story. The items in the bag can be used to help children role play or retell their favourite story, develop vocabulary and communication skills, enjoy reading and acting out stories as well as develop writing skills. This course is for anyone who wants to gain ideas to create activities and use more exciting ways to encourage children to engage with reading.

Course aim

Students will make a story bag filled with soft toys, props and reading materials to support their child with verbal communication, reading and writing skills through creative activities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Make a storysack and contents including one or more of either a soft toy, prop, game or book.
  • Use a storysack to demonstrate ways of helping children to enjoy and improve reading and writing skills.
  • Understand how storysacks can help children develop vocabulary and communication skills to improve their learning.
  • Be more confident at identifying creative ways to help children with reading at home.
  • Identify next steps for future learning.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Story Sacks


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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