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Teaching homeschool literacy was one of the subjects that stressed me out the most when I began planning our homeschool kindergarten for my son. I was worried about teaching the right things, teaching on his level, and teaching in a way that was fun and simple for him to comprehend.
Then I was introduced to teaching homeschool literacy through Create a Story Cards!
With these cards, you can create a story by using the graphics on the card to set the scene. We’ve used the cards in many ways already by letting the kids pick the cards and I make up the story, letting the kids tell the story, making the story as goofy as possible, and as serious as possible.
Everyone can also take turns drawing a card to add another part of the story we’re telling. It’s so much fun!
What are Create a Story Cards?
These cards are similar to flash cards. They are thicker in weight, which I love for my two boys, and the graphics are awesome quality.
The set we received are themed, “Volcano Island“. There are 40 cards, each with different characters and scenes on them. And the possibilities for play are literally endless.
What makes this resource unique?
I love that the Create a Story Cards are so versatile! I don’t think we will ever tell the same story twice.
Who can learn with these cards?
My kids are ages two, five (next week!), and twelve. We all enjoyed these cards! While, literacy isn’t something my oldest needs to work on, she really enjoyed making up the stories for her younger brothers. She even enjoyed listening to the stories I made up using the cards!
The suggested ages are three and up, but my two year old loved to look at the cards and listen as I told a story. I believe the perfect age for these cards, if you’re going to use them for teaching purposes and not just creativity, is the four, five, six, and even seven year old age range.
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What do I love about Create a Story Cards?
I love that these cards brought us together for some creative fun! We laughed together and really enjoyed making up stories!
I love the seeing how my kids think about and process the pictures.
What would I change about Create a Story Cards?
The only thing I would change about these cards is only having one set. Ha! There are other themes available in addition to Volcano Island. So make sure you check those out too!
Where can you find your own Create a Story Cards?
If you’re still reading and haven’t clicked to grab your own set of cards, I really don’t know what you’re waiting for! CLICK HERE and purchase through my favorite homeschool resource site, Timberdoodle 🙂
Oh! And if you need some help planning your homeschool day and including these cards, don’t forget to grab your FREE Trello board!
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