- Develop sequencing skill
- Foster critical thinking and problem solving
- Build social skills and emotional intelligence
- Enhance vocabulary
Storytelling is an oral tradition to pass down knowledge. Being able to relate an account of something to other requires good communication and sequence skills. Sequencing is a skill that helps make sense of timeline events and how the world works. It is the way a person recognizes the order of pattern of actions. In early learning, sequencing is needed before introducing reading and writing to a child. However, children develop this cognitive skill through play. A fun game to learn and develop sequencing while playing is sequence cards such as Story Cues where the players have to find the order of events in a set of pictures that tell a story.
Just like early literacy activities and games, sequence games are good aid for learning. Enjoying creating stories a child acquires new time indicator terms such as first, middle, then, after, and before. Building a child’s vocabulary by helping formulate sentences. Moreover, sequence cards help children come up with stories and helps them narrate better. Understanding that there is a structure to stories were the order of events changes the story. Developing reading comprehension for analyzing stories and other writing compositions. It is important for children develop sequencing skill is present not only writing and reading but also, in science, math, and social studies.
Sequence cards are fun way to exercise players critical thinking skills. They have to observe, analyze and interpret the cards to be able to retell the story. It is an entertaining way to foster problem solving skills as many stories start with a situation that needs amends. Learning the cause and effect and step-by-step instructions orders. Children have fun imagining the stories and reenacting them to find out what happened and in what order. Story Cues and similar sequence cards are a fun way exercise a child logical sequence as the images in the cards differ one from another. Observing the images, they have to use reasoning to place them one after the other.
More importantly, sequence games and activities represent real life situations. Using sequence cards parents and educators can teach about etiquette and social norms. Children learn how to behave and interact with others. Building their social skills and developing emotional intelligence. Story Cues and similar sequence card games are fun activities to do in group setting as a team exercise. Children learn to work and groups and cooperate. Entertaining the class with funny stories. Helping children to be practice public speaking and creative writing. Story Cues and other sequencing activities keep children engaged in learning waiting for next thing.