DIY Literacy with Library Make: Story Cubes
Roll the dice and create a story on Library Make!
Building narrative skills at an early age, such as setting scenes and sequencing, makes way for more complex skills like understanding feelings, and the relationship between actions and consequences. These story cubes engage your child in the process of understanding how stories are expressed.
Talking is one of the five Early Child Ready to Read pillars. Speaking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
At first, have your child roll the die and you make up the story, then progress to alternating back and forth adding the story elements. Pretty soon, your child will be leading the story all on their own, and maybe even acting it out!
Download our Story Cube instruction guide to learn how and why to make these colorful cubes for your early learner. Instructions include an introduction to the topic, a supply list, steps to make the activity as well as additional resources from the library.
Check out the library collection for more creative activities for your child:
- A Quieter Story by Lisa Woodruff (2019)
- Big Bunny by Rowboat Watkins (2018)
- Campfire Stories by Andres Miedoso (2019)
- Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays by Jon Stahl (2019)
- I am a Story by Dan Yaccarino (2016)
- The One-Stop Story Shop by Tracey Corderoy (2019)
Be sure to head over to our YouTube channel for our Library Make video playlist. Learn how to make a shoe box flannel board, salt tray, fabric book and so much more. Happy making!