Storyplay Schools is a unique project designed to support the development of children’s literacy, language and confidence through the introduction of shared stories and inclusive play across the whole school community – children, families teachers and PSA’s. Storyplay is delivered by specialist children’s theatre company, Licketyspit, together with the teachers. Storyplay is part of Wyndford’s programme to raise children’s attainment.
From September 2018, every child in the nursery school will been learning some of the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. Parents will also be invited to come to the school to participate in family Porridge & Play sessions..
There is lots of evidence that our approach builds children’s confidence, strengthens friendships, develops language and literacy and encourages an enjoyment of school. Our approach is based on fairness, inclusion and the knowledge that everyone is creative. Storyplay helps unlock children’s – and adults’ – innate creativity and limitless imagination!
We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session soon! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School.
We would also like to invite you to join the Licketyspit Children and Families Network.
This is a big community of families across Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – online and by email and post. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more new free opportunities for families.
You can join the network here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the names & ages of your children, and your postcode.
Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter, where we’ll share news and photos of our sessions (with your permission), and tell us what you think! We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety Play – and we will always write back!
There are currently 6 Storyplay Schools and each school has its own page on our website.