Story Play 

Stories play a vital role in a child's development.  Listening to stories exposes children to new vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures, which can improve their oral and written communication skills. Stories can also help children develop their listening skills, as they learn to follow a narrative and understand complex concepts. They also help children develop social-emotional skills and support cognitive development by stimulating a child's imagination and creativity.

Sharing stories, whether through story reading or storytelling, is an essential component of early childhood education. But it doesn’t only have to be a one-way teacher-led activity.  By telling interactive stories, playing story games and improvising stories together, it becomes a collaborative process in which the children are empowered as story creators. 

In this highly practical workshop, you will learn some tried and tested story games and activities that will be fun for you, and both fun and beneficial for your children. You will also learn two easy to tell interactive stories that your children will love. Come prepared to have fun! 

    Target Audience: Educators/ Practitioners



    Ms Sheila Wee


    Sheila Wee has been a professional storyteller, and storytelling teacher since 1999. Because of her work to pioneer the movement to revive the use of storytelling, she has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling.  Sheila started her career as a preschool teacher, and while she enjoys telling stories to adults and conducting workshops for adults from every walk of life; from military commanders to museum docents, there is a special place in her heart for young children and their teachers.

    Sheila conducts the Integrating Storytelling Strategies in the Early Childhood Classroom course under ECDA's CPD programme. Over the years she has conducted a number of projects in story reading and storytelling in preschools under the auspices of the MOE Preschool Unit and ECDA.  Sheila also has preschool performance and workshop programmes endorsed under the NAC’s Arts Education Programme (AEP).

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