Category Archives: Storytelling

Storytelling with Young Children

“I think storytelling is all about children.  We human beings love to hear stories being told – and it first happens when you’re a kid.” ~ David Chase This month, kindergarten children at my school participated in a special program … Continue reading

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The Arts in a Kindergarten Classroom: 2013 in Review

“The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.” ~ Elliot W. Eisner Now that 2013 has come and gone, I find myself reflecting on the different ways that I shared arts experiences … Continue reading

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Friendship Soup

“Soup is the song of the hearth…  and the home.” ~ Louis P. De Gouy Last week, a group of children collaborated to make “Friendship Soup.” What better way to celebrate the approach of Thanksgiving than to prepare a special … Continue reading

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Puppets and the Education of Young Children

“When she puts a puppet on her hand, she lights up, she’s very happy.  When she performs, she just gives it her all.” ~ Heather Allen Years ago I made a collection of puppets as part of an assignment for … Continue reading

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Snowy Rhymes for Winter Time!

Winter is most beautiful to me when children get excited about the first falling snow, and they begin to anticipate building a snowman, making snow angels or catching fluffy flakes on their tongues.  Activities like fingerplays and felt board stories encourage children … Continue reading

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Becoming a Storyteller

“Our stories matter… Your stories matter… For you never know how much of a difference they make and to whom.”  ~ Caroline Joy Adams Recently I participated in an inspiring workshop entitled Music of the Story with Luigi Rignanese, a storyteller … Continue reading

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