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‘Design and Make’ Stories
‘Design and make’ stories

The notion of Design and Make, the former EYFS aspect of learning (DCSF, 2008a), and Design and Technology, its NC equivalent (DfEE/QCA, 1999; DfE, 2011a), are used as the overarching theme for the Ideas presented in this second chapter. It will highlight ways in which Design and Technology can be used to facilitate stimulating story writing opportunities for children across the 3–11 age phase.

The first half of the chapter aims to energise children's story writing by linking initial Ideas to books, a key product that is heavily associated with both stories and Design and Technology-based activity (see Booked stories and Story books). Design stories encourage children to use ‘a taxonomy of … problem solving strategies’ (Roden, 1997: 14) ...

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