We had lots of fun today acting out some scenes and situations from our class novel, Around the World in 80 Days. It is the children’s version of the classic by Jules Verne – and we’re loving it!
Role-play games really help the children understand the character’s thoughts and feelings. Today, we used ‘Conscience Alley’ technique, where the children helped our character, Passpartout, decide whether he should tell Phileas Fogg about the policeman who is trying to arrest him!
Will Fogg make it around the world in time? What a dilemma!
Lots of energy today when playing the role of our story characters.
You can try something similar at home. Ask your child to try and understand the thoughts and feelings of a character in one of their books. What would they do in a similar situation? What would the character say?
It really does help their understanding.