How does Twelve Little Tales work?
Read the Starter Tale!
Some read it just once, some read it several times. Your choice. It comes in the mail as a wall hanging or you can print it out and make your own, so put it up in the story corner, on the bed post or another special spot.
Choose one of the Twelve Story Cards
What could happen next?
It could be anything.
As you practice, you will become a natural storyteller.
Everyone can do it!
Pick another story card.
Even if you get the same card twice, you can tell a completely different story each time.
Take your stories from something that happened in real life, from a dream or from your deepest imagination. Have fun!
Homeschool families love to use Twelve Little Tales for creative writing. A fun, whimsical, simple way to have new writing prompts each month. Visit the Homeschool Page for a little more about creative writing with Twelve Little Tales.
Each month offers a new original starter tale and story cards with an all new adventure and new art from original watercolor paintings made especially for Twelve Little Tales.
If you are just starting your journey as a storyteller, think of details to add - warm sun, crunchy leaves, soft mist... Smells - fragrant flowers, wet forest , salty sea air... Sounds - barking dogs, children laughing, the tiniest sound of butterfly wings. You may tell the story in a normal voice and switch to a whisper at the appropriate time in the story or when you wish to bring the child/ren in a bit further. The children LOVE anything you will come up with and you will get really good at this with practice and even a few minutes can bring so much pleasure to you and your littles.