It is National Story Telling week and we enjoyed sharing the story of the Three Little Pigs with our Parent and Toddler groups.
It is great to come back to familiar stories often, particularly ones that have repetition, such as the Three Little Pigs. The children were great at using the stones to tell the story and joined in. You could see this sparked a-lot of their imaginations during play today, blowing the houses down and putting the pigs (and the wolf!) inside the houses.
Construction takes a lot of problem solving: working out how to balance things and using a steady hand so that the structure doesn't fall over. When building the stick house, the children sorted and compared the sticks lengths using the language of sizes. A steady hand was needed to build and handle the flour bricks in order to create walls.
A lot of patience was needed to wait for our bread to toast on the fire! A skill lots of our little ones find very challenging, but hopefully they enjoyed the end result!