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Creative Skills Manager Heather Armstrong spoke with Amy Hall-Gibson, drama artist and storyteller. They discuss how to bring stories alive, creative ideas for Christmas 2020 and modelling open-mindedness to early years children.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page:

  • The podcast episode
  • Short videos of the ideas shared in the episode
  • A transcript of the episode
  • A downloadable Reflective Practice Worksheet
  • Wee Inspirations idea cards that tie into the ideas shared in the episode

VIDEOS

TRANSCRIPT

Download a full transcript of the episode.

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WORKSHEET

Each episode of the podcast has an accompanying Reflective Practice sheet to help you link creative ideas to policy and practice, by yourself or with your colleagues.

CREATIVE CHATS

For even more ideas, sign up for our live online Creative Chat with Amy – a chance for you to ask questions and connect with other ELC Professionals across Scotland!

WEE INSPIRATIONS

Wee Inspirations are are ideas you can send to the families you work with, or use in your setting. If you want to access all the Wee Inspiration idea cards, head to the main Wee Inspirations webpage.

BETWEEN THE LINES

BETWEEN THE LINES

Explore what your favourite story book doesn’t tell you! Wonder aloud what a character might sound like, or move like, or where they might sleep. How do they dance? Get those imaginations going!
GIVE ME A SOUND

GIVE ME A SOUND

Ask your wee one for a sound, then copy their noise and turn it into a funny voice. The voice can be used for a character during imaginative play, or to bring a new dimension to well loved stories – maybe Rapunzel can be narrated by a cat!
TO BE CONTINUED…

TO BE CONTINUED…

This is great for helping wee ones understand story structure, using three phrases: beginning, middle and end!

If you enjoyed this episode (or the accompanying videos, Wee Inspirations and Reflective Practice worksheet) let us know what you think by filling out the form below. Every month you have another chance to win £50 worth of arts materials for your setting, so please ensure you are filling out the current survey – the month will be at the top of the survey.

To be eligible you need to be a part of the ELC workforce in Scotland
and have accessed at least one part of Creative Skills Online.