The story needs to have a complex plot. You revisit the story over and over again with the children in an imaginary space. By selecting a story that is quite complex, it means it’s more engaging for the children and for you as the educator.
Think about the kinds of characters that are in there. You need lots of characters. Not all storybooks lend themselves to having 25 characters but what you can do is think of the main characters.
You can give those main characters cousins who live in other countries or visitors who might come to the PlayWorld, who can then become an additional character.
The story needs to have drama or dramatic dimension to it so that it’s exciting and it can lend itself to a problem situation that has to be solved and developed over time. New characters can enter the play and help solve the problem.
What do you enjoy?
Select a story that you really love because you are going be a play partner in this PlayWorld.