Homeschool storytelling and creative writing
Hello homeschooling families!
Have you been looking for ways to add storytelling to your day? Twelve Little Tales has just what you need.
Many of Twelve Little Tales subscribers are homeschoolers using these magical story-starters for story-time and with older children as creative writing prompts (see photos below).
Every month a new Tale arrives with approximately 1100 words and a whole new story line plus beautiful illustrations to inspire and guide you on your month of storytelling adventures.
The open ended cards allow for imagination to flow and for one to creatively incorporate content specific to the temperament of your children and the subjects that are being studied in your current curriculum.
Please read an excerpt from the upcoming March Tale about two new friends.
"The moonlit hillside beckons to her as she wakes and peers out her window. Just as she had each night before she hears the song in her dreamtime that pulls her gently from sleep into waking. The landscape is cold and frozen, everything within sight as still as still can be. The moon is so bright that she can see almost as if it were daytime. She waits for him to appear, knowing that soon he will lumber over the top of the hill and wait patiently for her to join him. And here he comes now, her friend, so large with his paws making prints on the frosty ground. She goes to meet him. The music is coming from the trees. Who is singing? She does not know. All she knows is dancing with the bear is the most wonderful thing in all the world..."
The story goes on to talk more about the girl and her daily life, about the joys of very early spring and many other wonder-filled ideas that you will take to continue telling your own stories - with lots of help! Find a free winter story sample to try here
Children are amazing storytellers!
You will find that when given small prompts the children's imaginations run wild and they will come up with wonderful stories filled with adventure.
For adults, storytelling can sometimes be difficult in the beginning.
When I first started telling stories to my young daughter I had wonderful intentions but couldn't think of a thing to say! I didn't have a lot of confidence nor could I form ideas that seemed "good enough". Now I know that anything that I made up would have delighted my child to no end. But, I know that others have the same experience that I did. This is part of the reason I created Twelve Little Tales, so that I could help others with story-starters and ideas each month. The content is simple, timeless and based in nature and seasonal wonder and leaves room for all of your ideas and creativity.
See below for more photos and words from happy homeschool storytellers!
Some words from happy homeschoolers:
"Our journals that we use for creative writing in our homeschool are filled solely with these tales. That they ignite the imagination of my 11 and 16 year olds speaks to the beauty of how these tales speak to all ages. We have used these exclusively for over two years and where we have gone with them is magical and wonderful and memories have been made that we will forever cherish. They opened deep and beautiful spaces in the minds of our children and that is above and beyond our wildest expectations." - H. Dunham
"We loved using the tales for our creative writing this past year! My boys would draw story cards and glue them into their journals to use as prompts. Sometimes the stories would go on for pages they were so excited to keep the characters going!"
- C. Lyons
"I like that I'm learning too - I always felt I wasn't good at storytelling but your starters are inspiring. They stimulate my son's imagination and are laying the foundation for his future literacy skills and we also love painting or drawing your tales together too." - Jenni dancingingtherain.co/
Thank you to Courtney Lyons (@lyons_academy) for sharing her children's creative writing work!
Thank you to Amber Crawley (@makershaven and @crawleyschool) for sharing her beautiful chalkboard drawing and her children's creative work!
Thank you Heather (@halfacrehomeschool) for sharing this sweet creative writing photo
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