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Tales Toolkit

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Tales Toolkit

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What is Tales Toolkit?

Story is a super powerful learning gizmo. Award winning Tales Toolkit provides interactive, child led resources aimed at early years, all using easy to remember symbols representing story structure. Tales Toolkit's innovative resources give children independence to create and write stories around interests using anything to hand! Resources are provided with online training and support to ensure maximum impact is made across many areas of learning. Tales Toolkit is proven to impact language, literacy, creativity, social skills, problem solving and close the gender gap in Literacy, all with little or no planning involved for the teacher!.

Recommended Usage

At least one story session for every child per week and children able to access the resources the rest of the time.

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improve teacher knowledge
100%
improve attainment
95%
Age Range0-4, 5-7
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Whiteboard and access to the internet to play staff meeting films. May need the IT support to help with firewalls initially. Set up. We send login details via email. Staff individually sign up and we approve them.
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4.8 out of 5

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Steph Dorling

Manager

The Old Station Nursery, England

Used Tales Toolkit weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

Its simply brilliant, it can be anything and everything, it can also be quite telling as to what is happening for a child at that particular time. It's both joyful and deeply impactful.

Steph Dorling found Tales Toolkit:
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Childs interests - developed imaginations
  • Moderately improves attainment
    An interest in books and story telling
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Julia Neal

Manager

The Ark Nursery, UK

Used Tales Toolkit for 1-2 years

Feb 2021

I would recommend this tool for telling and teaching young children to listen to and retell stories in an easily accessible, interactive and fun way. I like the resources available to teach adults how to use the TTK and the discussion opportunities they create when learning together as a team. The resources are simple and easy for children to use and to remember the elements of story telling.

Julia Neal found Tales Toolkit:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    We have seen an increase in confidence particularly in our quieter less confident/shyer children. These children want to join in, choosing resources and items to use to tell their stories. Children who struggle to sit and concentrate at an activity will readily join in with a TTK story. Children's increased knowledge of how stories are structured as well as an increase in vocabulary as well as an increase in conversations and talk generally.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    TTK enables children's knowledge and learning to be more transparent which in turn informs us of a child's next steps in their learning and feeds into our planning of their individual education plans.
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Rebecca Heal

Manager

Used Tales Toolkit for 1-2 years

Feb 2021

Cholsey Pre-School loves tales toolkit, it has sparked a massive love for reading and story telling which has increased children in all areas of development. The one thing that has been truly lovely is with the current world state we are in, tales toolkit has given us peace, love and happiness with creating and talking with each other, at a time when children need you, emotionally we could support our children through stories. Thank you from everyone at Cholsey Pre-School.

Rebecca Heal found Tales Toolkit:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    All I can say is wow, attainment in our setting using tales toolkit has been amazing, speech and language and vocabulary increasing, children at the age of 3 telling stories, social and emotionally at a time when emotions are all over the place tales toolkit has been a lovely way to support emotions, with more children openly talking about or expressing how they feel through storytelling. Storytelling has supported the childrens own small world development also.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    It's firstly been inspiring for practitioners and giving them knowledge of really understanding the creativeness of really telling a story to engage and spark a fascinations for stories to children.
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Paula Lochrie

Early Years Lead Officer for vulnerable learners and school readiness

Oxfordshire County Council, England

Used Tales Toolkit for 6 months

Sep 2019

After trialling Tales Toolkit in the last academic year we have found it to be an excellent resource and would like to embed excellent practice through ‘Tales Toolkit’ to help vulnerable children express themselves and learn problem-solving skills.

Paula Lochrie found Tales Toolkit:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    A childminder has reported that childrens confidence has increased, and have become more confident and articulate in voicing preferences
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    One setting reported that there has been an increase in interactions between staff and children, particularly in using open ended questioning.
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Liz

Nursery Teacher

Cale Green Primary School, UK

Used Tales Toolkit for 4 years

Jul 2019

It has transformed the way we work! We talk about characters, settings, problems and solutions as part of our day- to- day interactions in so many aspects of the children's experiences- not just creating stories! As no forward planning is required for story- telling sessions (other than collecting resources) it helps to maintain a successful work- life balance too!

Liz found Tales Toolkit:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    EAL learners: speaking, attention and listening, being imaginative. Boys: speaking, being imaginative, writing All: exploring and using media and materials, writing, speaking and listening, making relationships, reading.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    An understanding that the sky is the limit! Children don't need over planned opportunities- they can be creative with the simplest open-ended materials!
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Last updated 21st May 2022
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