Create A Story: Volcano Island
Storytelling builds the literacy skills of sequencing, narration, and comprehension. If your child can string together a couple of sentences he is ready to become a storyteller, and Create a Story: Volcano Island will give you all the tools you will need to get started.
The set of 40 cards features beautifully-illustrated and intriguing images - the necessary props to launch your stories. The theme of Create a Story: Volcano Island lends itself to stories of wild animals, exotic plants, and brave (or maybe reckless) children, depending on the mood of the storyteller. Your preschooler will be looking to you to model stories that have a beginning, middle, and end. We like starting each story with "Once Upon a time" because that signals to our children that what follows need not be true.
Instructions for a variety of games are included in every set, plus our Preschool Handbook provides additional hints for introducing this vital skill to your preschooler. The sturdy Create a Story: Volcano Island cards store in a handy sliding tray box. Winner of the Oppenheim Gold Award.
Card Size: 4.5"x 6"
Manufacturer's Age Recommendation: 3+
Awards and Endorsements:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Toy Award 2018!
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Product) Award!
review by Create Your Homeschool
”With these cards, you can create a story by using the graphics on the card to set the scene... I love that the Create a Story Cards are so versatile! I don’t think we will ever tell the same story twice.”Read the Review
review by One Luckey Wife
”It’s easy to play and the story is always different because you never know what card you’re going to get.”Read the Review
I got this for my 3 yo son but even my 5 yo daughter loves playing this too! I was amazed at the detailed stories that these cards have prompted. There are three different ways to play either with the child telling the story, the child picking the cards and telling the story, or doing a group story. I was a little surprised at first that the cards weren't bigger in size but it actually works better as it's easier to store and more portable.
My kids love these cards, especially my 4 year old! The pictures are beautiful and some are silly (perfect for engaging active kids). These cards are perfect for developing a child's creative thinking skills and improvised storytelling. The cards are can be used in many different ways. Sometimes we pick the cards we want, sometimes we pick random cards to fit together into a story, and sometimes we take turns adding cards to tell a story together.
we use this for sequencing! so fantastic!
If you have a young Preschooler like I do, it might take a few months for your child to get the idea. We started when my daughter was about 2 and a half. She mostly listened while I told stories. Sometimes it seemed like she preferred to throw the cards. Now just 2 months later, she is telling stories all by herself. She loves the characters. We often start by pulling out all the cards with one character on them. This makes it easier than dealing with the entire stack of cards.
I've included a video of my daughter using these cards today. She is 2 years and 9 months.
I bought this based on other people's positive reviews. My 5 & 3 year old want to tell stories, but tend to go down rabbit trails and have never ending sagas. It's a bit exhausting to listen to at times.... Enter these amazing cards. Beautiful, fun pictures that have helped them learn about having a beginning, middle and end. Their story telling skills have increased exponentially! I highly recommend this for helping kids tell stories!