Liz, Early Years Lead, Primary School, UK
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What is Tales Toolkit?
Story is a super powerful learning gizmo. Created by teachers, Tales Toolkit is a Toolkit for creating Tales.
Our interactive, open ended, child led resources for early years use easy to remember symbols for Character, Setting, Problem, Solution giving children a tool to independently create and write magical tales.
Resources come with online training for schools and on-going support to ensure maximum impact is made across many areas of learning.
Families can join in too, creating tales together at home. During the Coronavirus pandemic, a Tales Toolkit parent website was created to support home learning, free to all families of member schools.
Check out the benefits
The littlest of people have the biggest potential. Tales Toolkit makes a difference where it matters, early on, setting children up for later success. Read on for some of the benefits of using Tales Toolkit.
Tales Toolkit proven to impact
• Social & emotional skills
• Language and communication
• Boy writing
And lots more!
Few more reasons why Tales Toolkit is great
• Fun for both children and staff
• Little or no planning for teachers
• Involves children at different levels and needs
• Adapts to fit with your community, curriculum and children’s interests
• Easy to use
• Team building, everyone trains together
Just a few testimonials, we have lots more!
'All staff have embraced Tales Toolkit with enthusiasm and we’re reaping the benefits from our equally enthusiastic children. Our children are talking more, confidently telling creative stories, as well as engaging in mark making earlier than we usually see it.' Headteacher
"Tales Toolkit offers a framework for supporting children’s first steps in making up stories . We recommend Tales Toolkit to other schools in our teaching school alliance. We think it’s a really powerful approach to boosting communication and imaginative play and we’re very comfortable with how it fits in with our overall early year’s ethos." Dr Julian Grenier.
'A real strength is the quality of the training materials which bring together a wealth of sound practice in an accessible and supportive format which you can watch again and again, and we have! Definitely one of the best resources we have bought this year.' Headteacher
'A resource that enables children to articulate the stories that matter to them is definitely worth having. Tales Toolkit is such a resource, giving children a simple but highly effective means of exploring, creating and telling the stories that are important to them. ' Alistair Bryce Clegg (Author, blogger, Global speaker and inspirer of teachers)