Top positive review
Stimulates imagination, many hours of enjoyment, compact, lightweight, durable, lovely presentation box, highly recommend!
on 31 January 2016
Overview: These are a set of cubes which show a different image on each face. The aim of these are for the children to roll them and put them in order to make a sequence ready for a story. The child is then to use their imagination to create a story based on those characters, props and themes.
The images include: camera, helmet, backpack, musical note, crab, map, treasure chest, axe, beans, snake, monkey, trophy, man, elephant, mushroom, cogs, bib, tent, cactus, cauldron, octopus, glasses, crow, waves, test tube etc.
Uses: These are a fantastic resource to use in the classroom or at home. They come in a variety of styles which will suit different topics and children's interests. In the classroom they can be used individually with children or they could be used as a whole group with each child having a different image to add to the whole class story (e.g. sit in a circle and try to add a sequence to the running story). At home, or in the car journey they can be used to keep children amused and stimulated throughout.
> Compact, lightweight and durable.
> Come in a lovely presentation box to keep them safe!
> Have a different image on each face e.g a character, prop or themes/ideas.
> Have a variety of themes to choose from e.g. other imagination ones and a new batman one has just been released.
Would highly recommend to anyone who has children or works with them! They are fab!!!! Many hours of enjoyment
> Could be used to help develop EAL learners language recall. This may include rolling a dice and the children in the small EAL group need to say the key word as quick as possible. The first child to say it wins a point.
> As a whole class each child could roll and dice and then one by one go around the room with each child adding an element to the story. The key language once upon a time could be used and focused on.The children would need to carefully listen to all the other children before them to enable them to create a story which flows and makes sense. For example, if Child A had an image of a Girl, Child B had an image of a tree, Child C had an image of a happy face, Child D had an image of a Phone. Every story by different children would be different as the images could be interpreted differently but the children's story could go: Child A - Once upon a time there was a little girl called Claire...
Child B - Claire was walking through the woods one day to get some fresh air...
Child C - Claire felt very happy...
Child D - Whilst walking Claire realised she had lost her phone...
> Individually a child could use a set to create a verbal story which could then be placed onto a story mountain and then written into a story.
> Individually a child could use a particular set to get them into role for a creative story linked to a topic. For example, the Batman set would be great for a superhero topic and would provide ideas of what language to use/what ideas to include.
> If your a parents, these could be great for uses on a long car journey. Let the children roll the dice and create their own stories either individually or as a group if they have siblings.
> I could see that these have the potential to be fun at family gatherings. For example at christmas they could be used to keep the kids entertained and i am sure the adults would not refrain from also joining in. This could then be used as a whole group to create a funny story.
> For other ways to play, as suggested by the official site visit: https://www.storycubes.com/play
Lets do the maths:
> There are 17 sets within 11 collections, some of which do contain doubles as a MAX version (larger size).
> As each collection has 9 dice, they contain a total of 54 different images which can also be mixed up to create a unique story.
> If you were to buy the whole lot that would be 594 images, however 162 of them would be doubles as they would be the MAX size (perfect for whole class as easier to view).
> In theory if you were to buy the lot you would have 432 different images and then 162 doubles which would still offer extra bits to add into the story.
>I love the way the images can be interpreted differently by each child - lets get them being creative!
>The possibilities really are endless!