Rorys Story Cubes Voyages

Rorys Story Cubes Voyages

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Retail price: $11.99
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Ages: 8+

Grades: 3rd+

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Product Code: 135-137

Please note: due to temporarily limited quantities Rorys Story Cubes Voyages is only available for purchase as part of a curriculum kit.

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Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages
Pack your bags and set sail on a journey of discovery with Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages, a 9-cube set. The images of this add-on set to Rory’s Story Cubes will add interesting twists to your creative stories of larger-than-life adventures and exotic travels to faraway lands. Maybe recount an epic adventure, building the story one Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages die at a time to decide what happens next. Or describe your family’s dream vacation with the rolled images of a bag of money, a treasure chest, and snowcapped mountains. Or imagine the worst - a virus, snake, and rain icons make it easy. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages dice are inked in dark green to allow for easy sorting and come in a sturdy little box.

About Rory's Story Cubes
Prominently known as an endless resource for inspiration, Rory’s Story Cubes originated as a creative problem-solving tool for adults. Nowadays they are most universally used to inspire imaginative storytelling for the entire family. Each substantial 3/4" cube has 6 images or icons, for a total of 54 all-different images designed by Rory O'Connor of Ireland. Roll some or all of the Rory’s Story Cubes to generate random images. Then, using those images as part of your narrative, invent a story that starts with "Once upon a time...," “It was a dark and stormy night,” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” or any opening of your choice.

Encourage Cooperation, Not Competition
Telling the stories out loud will encourage your child to be as creative as possible without the burden of writing, spelling, and punctuation. And children as young as 3 can participate as long as they have verbal skills, since no reading is required. If you are weary of the bickering that accompanies competitive games, you will be relieved to know that Rory’s Story Cubes is a cooperative activity; participants often work together to arrive at the best story.

A Fun Way to Work on Language Arts
But that just scratches the surface of the potential of what Rory's Story Cubes can do. Whip them out at parties to break the ice. Use them to fine-tune a foreign language. Or if you are looking for a fun way to develop expressive (being able to put thoughts into words) and receptive (understanding what others say) language skills in your children, Rory's Story Cubes is your game. You can keep it inordinately simple by rolling just one cube and asking your child to say one thing about what he sees, or make it much more difficult by rolling multiple cubes and asking your child to describe what the pictures have in common. Then add cubes and arrive at different answers, using any aspect of the picture. For example a fire and a flashlight both shed light but add in a hand and you may feel stumped until you focus on the fingers and announce they all start with the same sound.

Made to Be a Resource for Years to Come
The meanings of each icon on Rory's Story Cubes are intentionally left open, in order to trigger multiple associations. For example, the scales denote weight, or they can refer to a judge, or be a symbol of justice. That is the beauty of the ambiguity, your brain is compelled to search through memories and experiences to find a meaningful association. The dice come in sturdy little boxes and the icons are cut into the cube face and then painted adding to their durability. And because there is a different color for each set of the Story Cubes, clean-up is a snap.

Please note: The manufacturer recommends this product for children aged 8 and older, but we have found that children as young as 3 can participate since no reading is required. And frankly, if your child is verbal enough to appreciate how much fun everyone is having, we don't think you'll be able to keep them from joining in! Trust us, this is a good thing, as you will all reap the benefits of their new verbal and thinking skills!

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2018 First-grade Curriculum Kit! and Timberdoodle's Non-religious 2018 First-grade Curriculum Kit!
Features
Includes:
  • Nine 3/4" dice (each with 6 unique embossed images)
  • How-to-play guideline printed on the inside of the box (remember there are no rules)
  • Magnetic snap-lock box, ideal for carrying on the go, with room for an add-on set of cubes

  • Awards and Endorsements:
    iParenting Media Award
    Australian Toy Association Awards 2012 Educational Toy of the Year
    Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Toy Award
    Major Fun! Keeper Award
    Creative Child Magazine 2010 Seal of Excellence
    UK Independent Toy Awards: Best Game
    Toy Shop UK - Winner: Best Game
    Slow Toys 2012
    Dr. Toy 10 Best Games Winner
    Play Advances Language (PAL) Award
    Education.com A Award
    Imagination Gaming Awards SIlver Award in the category of Best Literacy Game, as voted for by attendees of the UK Games Expo 2013

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


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