Anton Lucien’s first story

Anton Lucien’s first story

Blog Anton Lucien’s first story Language and literacy learning during early childhood, is an integrated process of storying through play and exploration. Closely observing young children’s experiences, offers adults contextual understanding which enables them to meet...
Playing Freya

Playing Freya

Blog Playing Freya: The emergence of play… re-enacting, imagining. Language and literacy learning during early childhood, is an integrated process of storying through play and exploration. Closely observing young children’s experiences, offers adults contextual...
The nurturing nature of play

The nurturing nature of play

Blog The nurturing nature of play Rich, pretend play underlies our ability to understand the symbolic nature of written language. But it’s much more than that too. Pretend play also has the power to comfort, help solve problems and leads to empathy and understanding....
Connecting bears and frogs

Connecting bears and frogs

Blog Connecting bears and frogs PRAESA Storyplay mentor, Sive Mbolekwa reflects on a session with the picturebook, If Big Can… I can by Beth Shoshan in an English medium preschool. The story uses a relationship between a big brown bear and a small koala bear to...
Storyplay in Action – At the Clinic

Storyplay in Action – At the Clinic

Seeing is believing, but one has to know what to look for – and in South Africa, we need demonstrations of high-quality early literacy teaching and learning which revolve around  imagination and stories. To reclaim story is to find the key to meaningful teaching and...
“Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day

“Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day

Blog “Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day In our Storyplay work, we try to create respectful spaces for children to be curious and imaginative learners. We’ve found this process to be extraordinarily enriching for enabling central aspects of...

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