promoting engagement using puppets, books and stories

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Welcome to this Continuous Professional Development Unit on the use of puppets, books and stories within primary science. We hope that the unit will support you in making your science lessons more engaging and stimulating for your pupils.

Children love stories! No matter how many times they have heard them before, children enjoy listening to their favourite stories over and over again.

The key principle common to all sections of this unit is that children’s learning is best supported by classroom approaches which build on their love of stories and characters and their innate curiosity about the world around them. Therefore the context of a book or the narrative of a story and its characters can make primary science more accessible, meaningful and fun! The contents of the unit are based on the findings of the ‘BASICS (Books And Stories in Primary Science) Project’ and the ‘Puppets Project’.

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