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Family Storytelling: Once Upon a Word

Create a story with your family! Each family member participates by adding one word or sentence at a time. What kind of story will your family create? You can write the story down or record your family telling it. Work together to create an illustration for the story. 1. add Tap the add button. 2. photo Take a photo of your illustration. 3. mic Tell us the beginning, middle, and ending of your story! 4. check Tap the green check to add to your journal. Optional: Depending on the length of time you have, parents can help guide the story by coming up with words or sentences that help progress the storyline and/or set a certain number of rounds for adding details to the story. 👨‍👧 Family Why: Storytelling instills great communication skills and a love of reading. Storytelling allows kids to be active, encouraging them to conjure up their own mental images and, in the process, stimulates creativity and imagination. Also, it creates a sense of empathy with others.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, Social Emotional Learning, English Language Learners, Home Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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