This is a great time to make stories come alive for your children. 1. Tap the video link and 👀 watch the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Or, read the story if you have access to the book. 2. 🗣 Talk about what happens in the story. Who is your favorite character? Why? 3. 🗣 Take turns pretending to be the troll and the billy goats. 4. Get creative and build a bridge out of a blanket, chairs, or toys and act out the story. Use lots of expression when you say, "Who's that crossing my bridge?" 5. Tap the add button. 6. Take a video or photo of you acting the story out together. 7. Tap the green check to save to your journal. Optional: Have your child create a drawing that tells the story. Help them label the characters in the story. This "act out game" can be played with most children's stories. Family Why: Acting out stories allows children to explore vocabulary and different characters' perspectives, to use their imagination and make personal connections. These are important building blocks to reading.
This activity encourages families to read and act out stories with their children. You can modify the activity for other books or include different book conversation prompts to encourage "dialogic reading" between families and their children. This activity builds oral language, book familiarity, basic literacy skills and encourages a love of reading. Head Start LOS: Goal P-LIT 4. Child demonstrates an understanding of narrative structure through storytelling/re-telling. Goal P-LIT 5. Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.9