Irish Storytelling company bucks trend and encourages you to play with your food.

Today, in a bid to improve the recommended daily intake of calcium for children ages 6-12 and to promote creativity, quality time together and more meaningful meal times, the leading storytelling games publisher Rory’s Story Cubes® has launched an edible cheese version of their creative storytelling game.

Roll the dice, tell a story and then eat it, it’s a simple as that. The age old problem of young children playing with their food and making Picasso-like creations on the dinner table has been solved. Parents will rejoice, meal times will be less chaotic and carpets will be saved.

There is a serious point to this game though. Research from the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) has shown that there has been a worldwide increase in osteoporosis cases, with young children being at the top of the scale. The recommended daily intake of calcium (the bone-building nutrient) to promote strong bones and teeth is 1000mg per day, but sadly current reports show that the general intake is a staggeringly low 300mg average per child. Enter Rory’s Story Cubes®, who have turned their creative storytelling game into a calcium rich cheese game designed specifically for play at meal times.

Rory’s Story Cubes® Head of Sales & Marketing Candida Corscadden, is passionate about the new direction for the company and its new product, ‘’ Over the years we have seen how important meaningful play is in the development of young people. We have also listened to the feedback from our customers and fans who have shared their meal time woes with us. Parents need a meal time activity that is fun, creative but also nutritious. Our Rory’s Story Cubes® Cheese is the answer to these woes and we are very excited about launching them this year’’.

Are there any dangers with this new product? No, it is perfectly safe and delicious, a word of warning though, initial research has shown if eaten before bed-time, the stories told will promote cheese related nightmares. The team suggest that Rory’s Story Cubes® Cheese are not eaten after 8pm.

Alessandra Bingham, a mother to two boys and one girl in Ohio has been using Rory’s Story Cubes® Cheese in a pre-release trial. ‘‘These cubes are amazing, for the first time in two years there has been calm at the dinner table, we roll our cheese cubes, tell a story and then add them to our pizza. The kids love the gorgonzola flavour the best and always want to tell more stories. I know they’re getting their daily calcium intake which really puts me at ease’’

What are StoryCubes? Rory’s Story Cubes® is a pocket sized story generator. Simply roll the nine dice and begin your story, ‘Once upon a time….’ and use the embossed images (fifty-four of them) to spark your imagination. They are a fantastic, fun way to inspire creative thinking, encourage social confidence, develop language, improve vocabulary and promote problem solving skills for ages six and above.

For more information on StoryCubes check out their website