A squash and a squeeze: Story sack

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My house is a squash and a squeeze!

Ever felt like there is no space? The old lady in this story sure has, but she gains a new appreciation for her situation after she shares her home with her animals for a few days! This rhyming story is supplemented with all sorts of object to help you explore the story, and that’s not all with talking points to help children think about what makes things stressful, and what helps them to feel calm this story sack can help everyone understand their needs, and those of others better. Other talking points include considering what we take for granted, and what we need to change in our environment, and our world, creative suggestions range from making decorations for the home, designing our ideal home, talking about where animals live and exploring habitats, and playing games such as packing games, making things fit and much, much more. These story sack grow with families and children to provide hours of play and exploration ideas for years to come.

Bring this family favourite story to life with our lovingly created multi-sensory story sack, packed to the brim with themed objects and toys for you and your little ones to enjoy. Each story sack contains your chosen book, gorgeous puppets from the Puppet Company, Lanka Kade wooden creatures, props including toys, natural objects, and other carefully curated items to help you to enact and investigate the story and to provide a basis for themed play. But that’s not all, each story sack comes with a different activity sheet full of suggested ways to explore the book and its themes further with the whole family, from the youngest infant to the most doting of grandparents, these charming story sacks will bring books to life like never before. 

Our story sacks are not only designed to add a new play dimension to story time, but to stimulate their brain development, engaging all of their senses with their variety of colour, texture, sounds, movement and materials in ways shown to be critical for the development of young minds. Each of our story sacks is also available to hire or as part of our Story Sack Club if you’re keen to experience the full range!

Our Story Sacks are also available for rental and as part of our Story Sack Club if you want to try all of the range!

Included in the A Squash and a Squeeze Story Sack

  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
  • 2 dolls
  • A chicken
  • A goat
  • A pig
  • A cow
  • A bouncy egg
  • A toy broken egg
  • A handkerchief
  • A teapot
  • Green felt to represent grass
  • Fabric to represent mud
  • Stick and flowers
  • A specially developed CalmFamily activity sheet packed with ideas for ways to explore the book further, including play suggestions, craft activities, and talking points for different ages and stages.

Items in the sack may differ slightly from those pictured image


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