Our free worksheets are available to all, and include activities ranging from 10 to 45 minutes that can be applied directly in the classroom. They have been tried and tested, and incorporate feedback from KS2 teachers at Knavesmire Primary School in York. Use our teaching resources
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Why the Story of Things?
A film like Toy Story has captured the imagination of children for decades because it draws on the imaginative play and creative worlds that they are so adept at generating with their dolls, bears, and action figures. But did you know that telling tales about things has a much longer history? And that it influenced the very origins of children's literature?
The Story of Things takes children back to the lively world of Georgian writing, where a new kind of fiction - the it-narrative - transformed inanimate things into speaking heroes and heroines.