Broadcast journalist coed, turned tech PR woman who fell in love with full-time motherhood. I love words; reading, writing, talking. If I could I would throw up a monstrous pile of words in the air, and just roll around in it, clothing optional. You can also find me at Frankly My Dear, Cheers!

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Rory’s Story Cubes

Like most kids, mine love stories. They love it when I read to them, make up stories, and they love to tell their own stories. Often I’ll hear my 5YO ask her sister, who is 7YO to tell her a story. They are constantly, writing, illustrating, and making video recordings of their stories. I am beyond thrilled that they enjoy it so much.

So, when a friend gave us Rory’s Story Cubes, I fell in love, hard.

Rory's Story Cubes - image from website

 

I had never heard of this product before, and now that I know about it, I think every family should have one. There’s something so basic, unifying, and creative about sitting around together and making up a story on the fly. Actively creating something new is simply what you do with Rory’s Story Cubes.

Let me give you the short version from the Rory’s Story Cubes website:

9 cubes
54 images
10 million combinations
Unlimited stories

Yeah. Very cool.

See the game in action here.

I love that the box is small, I can slip it in my purse or a travel sack, and take it anywhere. We can tell stories in the car, on the plane, at a park, in a doctor’s office — the ease of this game is endless.

Rory’s Story Cubes can be as simple or as complex as the people who play the game. Kids catch on so quickly. You can even take turns on each cube from person-to-person to create a story that twists, turns, and knocks you over the head with ingenuity.

“But Stephanie,” you ask, “what if I’m not a natural story teller?” Don’t over-think it, just start talking. It doesn’t have to be complex. It just has to have words, trust me, the pictures on the cube help. Once you get going, the rhythm falls into place and you’ll realize, there are no wrong answers. The process becomes something that happily surprises you.

In addition to the original Rory’s Story Cubes, they have Rory’s Story Cubes Actions, and Voyages. There’s even an iPhone app. If you have a child with special needs, Rory’s Story Cubes Max are made with them in mind.

You can buy Rory’s Story Cubes on Amazon, right now it’s less than 10 dollars.

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Happy storytelling.

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Rory’s Story Cubes sent me an original and an action set to review. All opinions are entirely my own.

 

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