Twinkle and Minty love writing stories. Twinkle can often be found curled up with her notebook, scribbling down adventures which involve her toys and friends.
There are many long term benefits for children who create their own short stories.
- Creating new characters and making them come alive with personalities of their own, develops imagination.
- It prepares them for future roles, by improving their reading and writing skills and teaching them to use initiative and self motivation.
- It develops empathy, encouraging the children to consider how the story impacts on the characters experiences.
- Writing stories helps bring the children’s emotions to life. Providing an outlet for their own feelings and helps them work through them in a safe environment.
- Whilst writing children learn about themselves fostering self identity and the act of producing something unique increases self confidence.
This half term Twinkle and Minty were sent Peeka Puffs and immediately fell in love with their fluffy new friends. Peeka Puffs are fuzzy cuddly toys which reveal their smiling hidden face from within its fur, and then pop it again to hide it away.
Twinkle and Minty immediately started to discuss what sort of animals they thought they were and where they came from. They asked if our half term project could be to produce a movie with their new friends and immediately started to story board an adventure for them.
I helped them edit the movie, but the story, props, narration and of course the direction was all their work.
I really hope you enjoy their story “A Peeka Puff adventure”.
Disclosure – We were sent the Peeka Puffs for the purpose of review. However all opinions in this review are our own and an honest reflection of the product.