Once Upon a Time...
Once upon a time there was.... a school filled with children captivated by a story!
There are many good reasons to get excited about stories and here are a few good excuses to invite a storyteller or author into your classroom:
- National Storytelling Week 26th Jan - 2nd Feb
- World Storytelling Day 20th March 2012
- April Birthdays - 2nd Hans Christian Anderson 26th William Shakespeare
- May is Share a Story Month
Why not invite a magical storyteller or acclaimed children's author to bring stories to life in your school?
As Tom the Tale Teller says, "a well read story from a book is one thing but to see a storyteller weave their magic, pluck the story out of the air and produce a patch work of story which grows inside your head is a totally magical, unforgettable experience. Storytelling is the oldest art form known to man so why not invite me into your school and watch the children get lost in the magical land of story and see their writing, reading and listening skills grow."
A weaver of dreams to ignite the imagination. Stories from around the world or around the corner, of times long ago or just the other day, stories well known or never heard before, these are what lie in store when Tom the Tale Teller comes through your door.
Kathryn has been writing for children since 1999 and is passionate that children see books as more than what they first appear to be.
Primary teacher Jacky brings all the drama and excitement of the deeds of gods, monsters and heroes to life with tales from the past, entertaining, boosting imaginations,opening up new ways of thinking, provoking thought and discussion, and inspiring creativity.
Puppets, Plays and Story Day deliver fun, interactive story sessions where the children join in and help tell the story. Capturing their imagination and encouraging listening skills.
Emma Barnes, award-winning author for children, loves to visit schools and libraries to talk to children about her books, reading, writing and feeding the imagination.