Children love the magic of fairy tales and folk stories. Imaginations flourish amongst the unforgettable fables of old, as their vivid cast of characters captivate and delight young audiences. Beginning with the story, Mr. Troll in Pixiewood Forest , this musical activity book and CD brings a new spin on traditional folk tales to life in your classroom through music, stories, drama and movement. Revisit old favourites such as Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs as you follow Mr. Troll on his travels. Ideal for specialist and generalist Early Years teachers, Start With A Story – Traditional Tales is a rich teaching resource to inspire and inform your lesson plans. The pack contains: A specially-written song to illustrate each chapter of the story A range of suggested activities for each chapter, with brilliant ideas for games, poems, songs, movement, drama, role-play, percussion playing and more A CD with all the music and audio tracks to bring the story to life. All the songs are presented with a vocal demonstration and backing track. All you need is a space and a selection of simple percussion instruments! The Start With A Story… series has been specially designed by Ann Bryant for the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, using a story as a powerful starting point from which songs, poems and drama activities can emerge. Ann is an award-winning author of over 90 books that include children’s fiction, music education resources and books about emotions, families and friendships for older children.