‘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.

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/.

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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.

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