This is just a quick little post… I was at Cracker Barrel today, waiting in line, when I saw this package of “Story Cubes.” It reminded me of a little book my daughter has, where you flip the pages to get different nouns, verbs, and situations for story ideas. For example, a “bear” (on one page), “who hates” (on the next page) “peanut butter sandwiches” (on the third page). So, kids would use these prompts to create their own stories about a bear who hates peanut butter sandwiches or, say, a turtle who loves flying planes!
So, that’s why the story cubes caught my attention. When I looked online, I saw that many adults use the cubes, too, either with their kids or as a party game. I think anything that encourages storytelling can’t be bad! After all, telling stories might lead to writing stories, which can only help kids’ literacy skills. And telling (or writing) stories is an outlet for anyone to sort through their thoughts and feelings. And we all need more of that!