In January this year we began to use more oral storytelling with our daughter Floss. At both nap and bedtimes we decided that we would still use books, but we would also do a short oral storytelling at the same time. To help introduce a sense of predictable rhythm into these times we chose to have a similar formula for each story with a change in adventure in the middle. Hence, The Secret Door Stories were born. Each story starts off the same and as the children go through the secret door a different setting and adventure happens. Check out the slide show below for how you could start off your Secret Door Stories.