February 2019 Stories #storywritingwithplay

The Talk Together London team continue delivering ‘Story Writing with Play’ events and workshops at local libraries and Canalside House. We hosted a group of multilingual babies, children, young people and their parents and carers in the library this month. Here are seven amazing stories written in February 2019.

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Native American Homes (by Aaliya & Sufiya #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there were native Americans living in the forest happily.

And every day they would go out in the forest and plant more trees.

Until one day everybody woke up and the trees were being cut down.

And because of that the animals had no homes and the oxygen was running out.

And because of that the Native Americans came to stop the bad people.

Until finally the bad people listened and stopped cutting down the trees because they felt bad.

And ever since more trees grew and there was lots of oxygen.

 

My Story Project: Native Americans

 

My Story Project: Native Americans

 

My Story Project: Native Americans

 

My Story Project: Native Americans

 

My Story Project: Native Americans

 

 

 

 

Healing (by Anon #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time the doctor was examining the patient while the neighbour was on the phone.

And every day the little man drove himself to school

Until one day he was sick and he never went to school anymore.

And because of that he never started to learn again.

And because of that he had to go to a different school.

Until finally he got really good at school and he liked going to school.

And ever since he met his friends from the first school at the farm every day!

 

My Story Project: The healing

 

My Story Project: The healing

 

My Story Project: The healing

 

My Story Project: The healing

 

 

 

The House with the Swimming Pool (by Pitussetta #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a house with a swimming pool. Jessie lived in the house.

And every day Jessie used to swim.

Until one day the swimming pool broke down.

And because of that Jessie had to go to the public pool.

And because of that she made lots of friends.

Until finally she had her pool fixed.

And ever since she invited her new friends over for swimming.

 

My Story Project: The House with the Swimming Pool

 

My Story Project: The House with the Swimming Pool

 

My Story Project: The House with the Swimming Pool

 

My Story Project: The House with the Swimming Pool

 

 

 

Alphie the Dog (by Chloe #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a girl called Lily that lived with her dog Alphie and her mum and dad called Sarah and Ahmed.

And every day their dog Alphie used to get lost.

Until one day they went to a concert and Alphie got lost.

And because of that they got really upset.

And because of that they looked everywhere for Alphie, but they still couldn’t find him.

Until finally they found him they were very happy. They found him in the park.

And ever since they learned to put him on a lead.

 

My Story Project: Alphie the Dog

 

My Story Project: Alphie the Dog

 

My Story Project: Alphie the Dog

 

My Story Project: Alphie the dog

 

 

 

The Big Boat (by Rudy Bear #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a big boat.

And every day it was going travelling on the seas around mummy’s country.

Until one day it sank in the sea.

And because of that the people who lived on the boat had to swim to shore.

And because of that they were a little bit cold in the water.

Until finally they rescued the boat when they get back to land.

And ever since they put two steering wheels on it so it wouldn’t sink again.

 

My Story Project: The big boat

 

My Story Project: The big boat

 

My Story Project: The big boat

 

 

 

The Rooster (by Justin #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time I lived in a farm.

And every day the rooster used to wake us up.

Until one day we didn’t rise to his call in the morning. Where was he?

And because of that we were late to work. We looked for him. We looked all around the farm, but couldn’t find him.

And because of that we were very worried.

Until finally a week later we were up by the rooster again. We were very surprised. “Where were you?” we asked. “I just went to have an adventure. I wanted to see what’s outside this farm. I didn’t like it. I rather stay here. I missed you all!”

And ever since we’ve been woken up by the rooster every morning.

 

My Story Project: The rooster

 

My Story Project: The rooster

My Story Project: The rooster

 

My Story Project: The rooster

 

 

 

The Goat that Turned into a Cat (by Zsa Zsa #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time a vet went to see Alfie the goat.

And every day the goat will eat the vet’s lunch.

Until one day the goat ate the stethoscope instead of the vet’s lunch.

And because of that the goat started to ‘meow’ instead of ‘heeee’!

And because of that the vet brought a bell to put in the goat’s, sorry, the cat’s neck!

Until finally everyone was happy to have a bouncy cat in the house.

And ever since they called the goat ‘Alfie the cat!’

 

My Story Project: The goat that turned into a cat

 

My Story Project: The goat that turned into a cat

 

My Story Project: The goat that turned into a cat

 

My Story Project: The goat that turned into a cat

 

 

 

January 2019 Stories (#storywritingwithplay)

Story Writing with Play in the Library (North Kensington Library, West London) 3rd Monday each month 15:30 to 17:30
Is your child enjoying learning? For 2-16 year olds. Parents and carers help 2 – 5 year olds to write their stories.
Stories written by participants are archived by date of attendance: photos of Lego creations and the stories are published on Story Library pages.

Journey to the Mysterious Island (by Ahmed #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a boy named Joseph.

And every day he wished he could go to an island.

Until one day his mum and dad took himon a trip to an island.

And because of that they decided to play hide and seek.

And because of that Joseph got lost.

Until finally a while later his parents found him asleep under a tree.

And ever since that he forgot about islands and he wanted to go to Somaliland!

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Fire Rescue (by Joshua #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a red fire engine and a talking fire hat.

And every day there was a fire in the town of Lancat.

Until one day the fire station had a fire.

And because of that the fire station got damaged.

And because of that the talking fire hat came out and said, “Oh, no! The fire station got damaged. What happened?”

Until finally the firemen came out and said, “there was a fire all over town, and they put out the fire.

And ever since everyone was safe because the talking fire hat and the firemen saved the town.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Tree and the House (by George #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a tree.

And every day people picked apples off it.

Until one day a person built a house next to a prison.

And because of that different people picked the apples.

And because of that they moved the house.

Until finally the house got put back to the place it was before.

And ever since everyone is picking the apples together.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Friendship (by Cinema #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a boy inside the elevator going up.

And every day he was going to sleep.

Until one day he brought the chicken and they stay together and they went to sleep together.

And because of that they played together until they became best friends.

And because of that one day they both went together somewhere else.

Until finally the boy gave him the name ‘Dana@.

And ever since they are very best friends.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Space (by Omar #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a man who really wanted to go to space.

And every day he trained to be space man.

Until one day he managed to be the one who went to space.

And because of that he built a space ship.

And because of that one day the king told him to not go to space.

Until finally he didn’t listen to him and he went to space.

And ever since he was space with his space ship.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Hansel and Gretel (by Hannah #storywritingwithplay)

Once upon a time there was a girl named Gretel and a boy named Hansel.

And every day they would go and play in the woods.

Until one day they got lost; a storm was brewing so they took shelter in a cabin.

And because of that they were captured by an evil witch.

And because of that they would never see the light of day again as well as their family.

Until finally they broke free and found their way home. They trapped the witch in the basement, full of rats!

And ever since they have been playing, laughing and loving to the fullest.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

December 2018 Stories (#storywritingwithplay)

Story Writing with Play in the Library (North Kensington Library, West London) 3rd Monday each month 15:30 to 17:30
Is your child enjoying learning? For 2-16 year olds. Parents and carers help 2 – 5 year olds to write their stories.
Stories written by participants are archived by date of attendance: photos of Lego creations and the stories are published on Story Library pages.

A Big Bad Wolf and the Little Girl with No Money (by Ky James)

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Timba.

And every day she was very poor and lived in a forest.

Until one day she lived by herself.

And because of that she didn’t have any money or food.

And because of that she went swimming.

Until finally she visited her cousins and there was a big bad wolf.

And ever since these things the big bad wolf killed her.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Transformer (by Enzo)

Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a little house. When he bought a car he talked to the car to ask if it was OK because he did not want the car to crash.

And every day he drove to the mall and always said something to the car. He talked to the car about all the things that happened in his life.

Until one day the car answered and then it transformed, in a big transformer, and became a friend. He called him ‘James’.

And because of that he gets a friend and all the days talks to him like his son.

And because of that his son is always happy because he likes all the movies about transformer.

Until finally they are being happy in their home with their girl friends.

And ever since his life got very good.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Haunted House (by Luicita)

Once upon a time there was a haunted house.

And every day a witch slept there.

Until one day she heard something.

And because of that she looked out of the window and she saw the police trying to find her.

And because of that the police tried to kill her.

Until finally she made a potion and she walked to the police and threw it at the police and he therefore turned into a wolf.

And ever since the wold and the witch became friends and they will be happy forever.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Monster (by Zed)

Once upon a time there was a big big monster rabbit.

And every day there was a man that looked after the monster in the garden.

Until one day there was a magnet that could make some noise.

And because of that it scared the monster.

And because of that the monster thought the magnet was going to get him.

Until finally he ran away.

And ever since the man has been trying to find him.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Vet (by Emerald #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there lived a girl, boy and a doctor who was a vet.

And every day they all looked after the animals to see if they were not sick.

Until one day one of the animals broke its leg.

And because of that the doctor had to put a cast on it.

And because of that the animal had to go to the vet.

Until finally the doctor mended the animal’s leg.

And ever since they are now happy.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

The Mansion (by Marcos #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was one building and it was really small. The people who lived there won the lottery.

And every day they were working on a construction to build a bigger house.

Until one day when they finished the building he set up a laboratory in this house to do his experiments. Because he didn’t have a job.

And because of that he got work to discover new things.

And because of that he discovered the telephone, the computer and the steam engine!

Until finally he lived with his family.

And ever since they were happy because they had work and they had a big house.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Story about the Pie and the Shop (by Stasi #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time the kid and the dad were at a shop. They bought pancakes and a rabbit.

And every day they went shopping. Then they bought a toy.

Until one day the dad went to the police station to see his brother who was waiting with the policeman.

And because of that the dad needed to do work in the police station.

And because of that they brought something for the brother too.

Until finally they went home after they ate lunch in the car.

And ever since they went to have dinner straight away because they were very hungry.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

Story about the Little Rabbit (by Stasi #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time the mum and the boy went to do shopping to buy bubble gum and milk,

And every day they went to buy vegetables.

Until one day they went home in the car.

And because of that they were done shopping and went to see their dad for a sleepover.

And because of that they were tired.

Until finally they went to the toy shop and then they bought a rabbit. But the rabbit couldn’t come in.

And ever since they left the rabbit in mummy’s car.

My Story Project - TTLCIC
My Story Project - TTLCIC

My Story Project: The Monster (by Zed #playfulstorywriting)

 

Once upon a time there was a big big monster rabbit.

And every day there was a man who looked after the monster in the garden.

Until one day there was a magnet that could make some noise.

And because of that it scared the monster.

And because of that the monster thought the magnet was going to get him.

Until finally he ran away.

And ever since the man has been trying to find him.

 

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

 

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

 

My Story Project: The Haunted House (by Luicita #playfulstorywriting)


Once upon a time there was a haunted house.

And every day a witch slept there.

Until one day she heard something.

And because of that she looked out of the window and she saw the police trying to find her.

And because of that the police tried to kill her.

Until finally she made a potion and she walked to the police and threw it at the police and he therefore turned into a wolf.

And ever since the wolf and the witch became friends and they will be happy forever.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: The Transformer (by Enzo #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a little house. When he bought a car he talked to the car to ask if it was OK because he did not want the car to crash. And every day he drove to the mall and …


Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a little house. When he bought a car he talked to the car to ask if it was OK because he did not want the car to crash.

And every day he drove to the mall and always said something to the car. He talked to the car about all the things that happened in his life.

Until one day the car answered and then it transformed, in a big transformer, and became a friend. He called him ‘James’.

And because of that he gets a friend and all the days talks to him like his son.

And because of that his son is always happy because he likes all the movies about transformer.

Until finally they are being happy in their home with their girl friends.

And ever since his life got very good.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: A Big Bad Wolf and the Little Girl with No Money (by Ky James #playfulstorywriting)


Once upon a time there was a little girl called Timba.

And every day she was very poor and lived in a forest.

Until one day she lived by herself.

And because of that she didn’t have any money or food.

And because of that she went swimming.

Until finally she visited her cousins and there was a big bad wolf.

And ever since these things the big bad wolf killed her.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: The Vet (by Emerald #storywritingwithplay)


Once upon a time there lived a girl, boy and a doctor who was a vet.

And every day they all looked after the animals to see if they were not sick.

Until one day one of the animals broke its leg.

And because of that the doctor had to put a cast on it.

And because of that the animal had to go to the vet.

Until finally the doctor mended the animal’s leg.

And ever since they are now happy.

 

 

My Story Project: The Mansion (by Marcos #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was one building and it was really small. The people who lived there won the lottery.

And every day they were working on a construction to build a bigger house.

Until one day when they finished the building he set up a laboratory in this house to do his experiments. Because he didn’t have a job.

And because of that he got work to discover new things.

And because of that he discovered the telephone, the computer and the steam engine!

Until finally he lived with his family.

And ever since they were happy because they had work and they had a big house.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing with Lego

‘Help a Child Publish a Story’ Project

Children from 5 to 19 years old and their families took part in the project. The ‘Help a Child Publish a Story’ project was funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Grants Scheme in 2017-18, to develop an understanding of common elements within traditional stories and guide the participants to write their own stories.

The stories are archived. It is also known as the ‘My Story Project’ among the participants. The project continues to deliver story writing workshops for lifelong learners and new stories are added to the Story Library regularly.

TTLCIC – Tell a Story, Your Story

The project workshops delivered in the library attracted under fives and their parents and carers.  These parents and carers helped their children tell stories and they recorded their children’s stories on paper or using the ‘submit a story’ form we developed on our website.

As the stories are being submitted to us, they are published on Talk Together London’s WordPress blog first.  We developed a blog dedicated to archiving the project stories.

All the stories are then published on the Story Library pages of our website at http://www.talktogetherlondon.org/.

My Story Project: Story about the Pie and the Shop (by Stasi #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time the kid and the dad were at a shop. They bought pancakes and a rabbit. And every day they went shopping. Then they bought a toy. Until one day the dad went to the police station …


Once upon a time the kid and the dad were at a shop. They bought pancakes and a rabbit.

And every day they went shopping. Then they bought a toy.

Until one day the dad went to the police station to see his brother who was waiting with the policeman.

And because of that the dad needed to do work in the police station.

And because of that they brought something for the brother too.

Until finally they went home after they ate lunch in the car.

And ever since they went to have dinner straight away because they were very hungry.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: Story about the Little Rabbit (by Stasi #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time the mum and the boy went to do shopping to buy bubble gum and milk. And every day they went to buy vegetables. Until one day they went home in the car…


Once upon a time the mum and the boy went to do shopping to buy bubble gum and milk.

And every day they went to buy vegetables.

Until one day they went home in the car.

And because of that they were done shopping and went to see their dad for a sleepover.

And because of that they were tired.

Until finally they went to the toy shop and then they bought a rabbit. But the rabbit couldn’t come in.

And ever since they left the rabbit in mummy’s car.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: A Girl Who Lived In A Garden (by Iris #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was a girl who had a garden. Her garden was only for playing. And every day she watered the plants. Until one day someone took her plants…


Once upon a time there was a girl who had a garden. Her garden was only for playing.

And every day she watered the plants.

Until one day someone took her plants.

And because of that she was sad.

And because of that she planted more!

Until finally she had a very beautiful garden.

And ever since she watched her plants!

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: Happy Family (by Raz #playfulstorywriting)


Once upon a time there lived a nurse called Riana who had one husband and two kids.

And every day Riana would feed her four pigs some food.

Until one day Riana’s husband and kids came to visit.

And because of that suddenly the mummy pig felt sick and didn’t know why.

And because of that Riana found out that mummy pig was pregnant.

Until finally the baby pig was born and they named her Nini.

And ever since they had a very busy, noisy and happy family.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: The Castle That Grew Wheels (by George #playfulstorywriting)


Once upon a time there was a big castle (that was a bit draughty due to incomplete walls).

And every day the castle had people that happily lived in it.

Until one day the castle was 16 years old.

And because of that it transformed.

And because of that it grew wheels on its turrets and started to drive upside down like a car.

Until finally it wanted to become a castle again.

And ever since it kept the wheels but didn’t become a car again.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: The Farmer (by The Black Pen #playfulstorywriting)


Once upon a time there was a farmer who had so much food.

And every day he was producing more food and he had to squeeze the food into his farm house.

Until one day there were no more space for foods.

And because of that he decided to sell all the foods and buy a new house.

And because of that he took all the foods to the local shop and sold them.

Until finally he made lots of money and bought a mansion.

And ever since he is living happily ever after.

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

TTLCIC – Playful Story Writing

My Story Project: The Garage (by Tom Hardy #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was a garage.

And every day they used to fix cars there.

Until one day the car lift broke down.

And because of that they couldn’t fix car.

And because of that work was slow.

Until finally they fixed the ramp so they could fix cars.

And ever since they don’t need the lift anymore to fix cars.

The Garage – TTLCIC Playful Story Writing

The Garage – TTLCIC Playful Story Writin

My Story Project: An Old Building – Museum of Magic Plants (by Adrian #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was an old building that everybody didn’t want. And every day nobody saw it! Until one day one small boy decided to build a new
fantastic house museum.

Once upon a time there was an old building that everybody didn’t want.

And every day nobody saw it!

Until one day one small boy decided to build a new fantastic house museum.

And because of that everybody and animals were in the house museum.

And because of that the house became beautiful.

Until finally one pirate destroyed the museum.

And ever since they are sad and remember the old times.

Museum of Magic Plants – TTLCIC #playfulstorywriting

Museum of Magic Plants – TTLCIC #playfulstorywriting

My Story Project: A Home (by Maras #playfulstorywriting)

Once upon a time there was a builder and a man said I want one home.

And every day the builder was making a home for the man.

Until one day they finished the home and he put all his things in it.

And because of that the builder got more work and he had money and bought things.

And because of that he was famous in the city.

Until finally he had a business and was really famous for homes.

And ever since he was happy.

A Home – TTLCIC Playful Story Writing

A Home – TTLCIC Playful Story Writing

Playful Story Writing

Playful Story Writing programme helps children, young people and mature learners to write for pleasure, use a variety of interactive play and skills-building activities inspiring people to write.

Read the stories written by workshop participants in November and December 2018, a story a day.

Playful Story Writing – Talk Together London CIC