Stimulating Emerging Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 3-7 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire young children to want to create stories and develop their emerging story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activities.

Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can help young children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to support a setting’s daily writing provision such as mark making opportunities, role play and using simple open ended play resources.

Separated into two sections and with reference to the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curricula, this timely new text provides practitioners with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include:

  • Creating Characters
  • The Plot Thickens
  • Inspired Ideas
  • Resourcing the Story Stimulation

This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring young children aged 3-7 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for practitioners, teachers and students on both early years and teacher training courses.

chapter |7 pages


part Part I|75 pages

Story elements

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Creating characters!

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

Super settings!

chapter Chapter 3|13 pages

The plot thickens!

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

Colourful conflict!

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Resolving the problem/s!

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

All's well that ends well!

part Part II|54 pages

Stimulating emerging story writing provision and practice

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

Inspired ideas!

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Resourcing the story stimulation!

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Openly stimulating the story!

chapter Chapter 10|13 pages

Getting started!

chapter |1 pages