The Butterflies explored story sessions to help children with the learning steps they need to develop their own reading skills. We start with supporting children to develop their listening and attention, tuning into words and language. Exposing children to a variety of rich and exciting literature: from information books to traditional tales to more complex stories from around the world. Children explored some of their favourite stories with the use of props to help tell the story. Whilst children listened to the familiar stories they used props to add to the story. Expressing key words from the story from memory to re-tell parts. Children excitedly grasped their chosen prop and chimed in where possible with their characters roles. Children used props from stories such as Dear Zoo, The Gruffalo and many more.