Storytelling in BSL

BSL Storytelling with Deirdre

 

The Hare and the Tortoise 

  

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip. 

  1. What was the hare boasting about?
  2. What did the tortoise challenge the hare to?
  3. Who fell asleep under a tree?
  4. Who won?
  5. Discuss why do you think the slowest animal won not the fastest animal?

 

The Fairy in the Mirror

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip. 

  1. What was the little girl’s name?
  2. Why did the fairies want to help her?
  3. What did the fairy do when Nettie looked in the mirror?
  4. What happened the next time Nettie looked in the mirror?
  5. Discuss why did the fairies want to help Nettie smile more?

 

The Boy who cried Wolf

   

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip. 

  1. What was the boy’s job? 
  2. Why did he call for help the first time?
  3. What happened when the villagers ran to help?
  4. Why did the boy call for help for the 2nd time?
  5. What happened the 3rd time he called for help?
  6. Why did the villagers ignore him?
  7. What happened to the sheep?
  8. What do you think of the boy’s behaviour- was he right or wrong to play a joke on the villagers?

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. How many bears were there and who were they?
  2. Where did they go?
  3. What was the little girl’s name? 
  4. Why did the Goldilocks go in the Bears’ house?
  5. Describe 3 different bowls and why did Goldilocks pick the last one?
  6. Describe 3 different chairs and why did Goldilocks pick the last one?
  7. Describe 3 different beds and why did Goldilocks pick the last one?
  8. What happened when the Bears returned home? 
  9. Why was Baby bear sad?
  10. What did Goldilocks do when she woke up?
  11. Discuss the story and ask for their thoughts about what Goldilocks did,

 

Leo the Lion's Birthday Party

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. What was happening that day?
  2. What did Leo the Lion need to get? 
  3. Why couldn’t he get the things he wanted?
  4. What did he decide to do?
  5. Did his friends enjoy the party?
  6. What happened at the end? 

 

Freddie and the Fairy

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. Who did Freddie help?
  2. How did the Fairy thank Freddie? 
  3. What happened to Freddie’s wishes?
  4. Why did the Fairy get Freddie’s wishes wrong?
  5. What were the 3 Golden rules the Queen Fairy said was important to remember?
  6. Even when Freddie followed the 3 Golden rules, the Fairy still got some wrong- why? Discuss

 

Dachy's Deaf

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. Why did Dachy leave his friends?
  2. Where did Dachy sleep?
  3. How did Dachy get in the river?
  4. Who noticed Dachy was missing?
  5. How did Dachy’s friends help to rescue him? 
  6. Why is it important to let someone know where you are going? 

What the Jackdaw Saw

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. What was the first place the Jackdaw flew over?
  2. What did the Jackdaw invite the octopus to?
  3. What did the octopus do?
  4. What was the next place the Jackdaw flew over?
  5. What other animals were there in the farmyard?
  6. What did the white horse do?
  7. What was the next place the Jackdaw flew over?
  8. What was happening in town?
  9. What did the black cat do?
  10. What was the next place the Jackdaw flew over?
  11. What was happening in the forest?
  12. What did the red squirrel do?
  13. What happened to the Jackdaw?
  14. What did the brown owl do?
  15. Why was the Jackdaw upset? 
  16. What did the brown owl explain to the Jackdaw about the octopus, the white horse, the black cat and the red squirrel?
  17. What did the brown owl teach the Jackdaw to do?
  18. What did the Jackdaw do next?
  19. Did everyone go to the party and what did they do there?
  20. Would you like to go to the party?!

Dad and Me in the Morning

Here are some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip.

  1. How did the little boy wake up?
  2. Who did he wake up- his dad or his mum? 
  3. What did Dad give Jacob to wear?
  4. What different ways do Jacob and his dad have of communicating? 
  5. Where did they go to and what animal did they see?
  6. What could Jacob smell?
  7. Jacob ran into the sea- was the water cold or hot?
  8. What do you think Jacob and his dad was planning to do?
  9. What does Jacob say the rocks smell like?
  10. What did the seagull do?
  11. What colours was the sky? 

Why don’t you draw a sunrise with a lot of different colours! 

Moonbird

Here's some questions for parents to ask their children about the story after watching this clip. 

  1. What did the Moonchild blow?
  2. Why was the King and the Queen worried about their child?
  3. Who did Orla follow to the Moongarden?
  4. Who did Orla meet there?
  5. What did Orla learn to do?
  6. What did Orla try to tell his parents about?
  7. What was the Soothsayer’s advice to the King and the Queen?
  8. What did the Moonchild do to the whole kingdom?
  9. What happened after the bubble settled on the kingdom?
  10. Did the King and the Queen learn to sign?

BSL Storytelling

Three Little Pigs with Caroline Parker

Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus with Jamie Dow

Stories from Frank Barnes School

Why do I have to stay at home? A BSL coronavirus social story - Mrs Cassandro DTOD 

Stories from Elmfield School

The Stay Home Superheroes

Too Many Pants written by Ruth Drury Signed in BSL by Catherine Moxton

 

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