Writing activity with kids: tiny books!
Занятие с детьми: мини-книжки!
One article from a foreign blog caught my attention a few days ago . It was about different ways of stickers’ usage in children’s activities. There was one point that I liked most. It was about writing and illustrating your own tiny book. The original idea was taken from the Nurture Store blog. I decided to give it a try.
We’ve always liked stickers, so I had some in my drawer and we could try the idea in the same day.
The result was even better than I had expected. Children accepted new challenge with a great enthusiasm. And of course stickers made this activity more attractive in children eyes.
Anastasia made a book about flower fairies. She wrote a story and illustrated the book all by herself. Veronika did a pretty nice work too, but it was hard for me to keep her within few characters per one story. She doesn’t write yet, so I did it instead of her. She told me the story, that I helped her to turn into short clear sentences and then wrote it down.
We made two books with Veronika. I suggested to her a plan of how to write a story:
- Start with “once upon a time” and set a scene: tell, who is the main character in your story, where and what did he do
- what did happen
- how did it all end
С Вероникой мы сделали 2 книги. На второй раз я ей предложила следующий вспомогательный план:
- Завязка. Начинаем со слов “однажды”, “как-то раз”, “жил-был”. Знакомим с главным героем сказки: кто это, где он был и что делал.
- Кульминация. Что произошло?
- Развязка. Чем всё закончилось.
The second book Veronika made backwards: in front was the last page and the book itself had to be read from the back to the front. Dealing with this issue, we decided to put page numbers. Veronika promised me to be more careful next time. We made our books using French folding as it was suggested in the original post. Book had six pages and every two of them could be devoted to one point of the plan.
Our written stories can be read by kids to each other or for toys. We liked this activity a lot and we’ll do it again for sure!
Наклейки, конечно, можно использовать любые, но мне очень нравятся из серии Deco, что продаются в книжном Jāņa Roze. В каждой упаковочке по три (одинаковых) листика с симпатичными наклейками. Например, такие.