(Part B) -Storytelling through mark making
Sharing storytelling and mark making in early years is an exciting way to develop a child’s understanding of the world around them. Collaborative groups with their peers opens conversations and provides an attentive audience.
During my recent Artist-in-Residence with the Pre-Prep group at St Peter’s, Loreto Toorak, the children explored visual literacy through collaborative storytelling.
Storytelling ignites a sense of wonder as the child transitions between their experience and imagined world they are creating.
‘Why does it have brown?
‘Fire can come out…’
‘He can escape…
Creating a collaborative floor map the children explored the setting for their story.
Story making games –
They shared names of their family , book characters and pets to develop characters in the story.
The children added humour, empathy and colour to their story as they experienced the process of creating and drafting their own picture book.
Thank you to the very talented and enthusiastic Pre Prep children from St Peter’s ELC. It was a pleasure to share stories and creative time with you all. Well done!