Goal 7 - Make up your own stories
First milestone: "Children begin to engage in pretend play, reflecting familiar experiences e.g. making dinner, feeding the baby etc. in the home corner. This is sometimes solitary play but may be supported by an adult. They begin to develop listening skills and can maintain attention for a short period of time e.g. for Bucket Time"
"Children play alongside others and their play become more complex. They may re-enact familiar scenarios within role play / small world e.g. superheroes or characters from TV programmes. Children can listen to stories & rhymes when supported by props and gesture. (see core stories & rhymes)"
Third Milestone: "Children take part in interactive stories, responding to key features in a story. They join in with rhymes, including words and actions."
Fourth Milestone: "Children will re-enact familiar stories with support e.g. adult prompts and modelling, props, books, pictures and symbols, developing an awareness of the way stories are structured."
Fifth Milestone: "Children are supported to create their own stories, through supportive collaborative storytelling and pretend play."
Final Milestone: "Children are able to use props and materials to develop character, settings, problem and solution for their story. They tell their story to one or more people."