This week in nursery we have been bringing stories to life by reading a story together and then taking part in a fun activity planned by our nursery staff. Developing comprehension and language skills is key to good Literacy skills, which are best fostered through listening to stories and retelling them in an exciting way. Taking a well-loved story book or traditional tale and finding ways to retell it in an active, playful and hands on way, is a great way to engage young children as they grow into confident young readers and writers.

After reading The Runaway Chapati the children had a go at making their own chapatis. They all enjoyed helping to mix and knead the dough before rolling it out to make a circle, after carefully observing and listening to instructions from their keyworkers. Scooping, measuring and mixing are also great ways to develop their fine motor skills whilst recalling and discussing The Runaway Chapati.