Understanding the world is a new resource part of the ‘Using storytelling to talk about…’ series,
which gives teaching practitioners all the support they need to develop and use storytelling, poetry and
song performance skills in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The book includes a variety of short and original interactive stories and poems, linked to three different
learning and development areas: ‘Personal, social and emotional development’, ‘Understanding the
world’ and ‘Communication and language’.
All the stories and poems/songs offer the children the opportunity to learn, develop and share their
knowledge and skills in a fun and interactive environment, using the power of storytelling for building
creativity, social skills and confidence.
About the author
Alison Milford is a children’s author, educational writer and story teller. She regularly runs writing workshops
in mainstream and special schools and performs as a storyteller to children in pre-school, foundation and