Bring stories to life

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Stories don’t just belong in books or on TV. You can bring stories to life for your child by playing games. We’ll show you how using the popular children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.

You can find the book in a bookshop or perhaps at your local library. If you don’t have a copy, you can watch a video of it being read aloud below.

The book is about a family who go on an adventure looking for a bear. They cross all sorts of different terrains. You and your little one can do this on a walk! Head outside and see if you can find the things they find in the book. Things like squelchy mud, swishy grass, places that you can stumble and trip, space to spin around in a whirling swirling snowstorm, some water to dip your hands into…

If your child has a teddy bear, you can take this out with you.

See how many of the places in the book your child can remember.

Good to know

Bringing stories to life through real experiences helps children process the meaning of new words.