I was so excited to receive a tin of these sweet story cards in the mail. If you haven’t come across them yet, let me introduce you to That’s My Story cards.
The tin is about the size of your phone and contains a set of glossy story telling cards. Each card has a simple isolated image on a white background.
- Red cards = character or object
- Green cards = setting
- Yellow cards = complication
- Blue card = conclusion
Every good story contains these elements, from picture books through to novels. Kids who recognise the basic elements of a story and understand narrative structure usually do much better in formal literacy lessons once they start school.
You can check out the suggested game ideas on the website, but I would keep it simple. “Once upon a time there was a… (red card + green card). Suddenly… (yellow card). Oh no! But then…(happy ending).”
I think these open ended cards will get a good workout in our family: in the car, at coffee shops, at bedtime. They are also available as foam stickers for bath time story telling! They retail for $16.95 and would make excellent stocking stuffers, or Christmas gifts for little friends.
Thanks to Melissa from That’s My Story I have one set of cards to give away. To enter simply leave a comment below. Oh, and it’d be great if you pop over and like their facebook page too. (Entry is open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. Winner drawn at random Friday 6/12/13 8pm NSW time.)
*I received a complimentary set of That’s My Story cards but was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own.
This comp has now closed. Congratulations to the random winner, Lorraine.
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