How to Tell Stories to Children

Every child needs stories: for vocabulary and knowledge of narrative structure, to stimulate empathy and imagination, and to ground them in their culture, storytelling is essential for a rich childhood. Build your confidence in the techniques and resources for good storytelling in group or family situations. We will practise vocal techniques, using props and participation, characterisation, adapting and creating stories, and how to encourage children to tell stories themselves.

SUGGESTED READING

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Demonstrated group participation story.
  • Characteristics of a good participative story.
  • Choosing a story for your group of children.
  • Adapting a story: structures and refrains.
  • Participative elements.
  • Props.
  • Practice performing stories.
  • Demonstrated solo story performance.
  • Voice: projection, protection, pace, pitch, characterisation, sound effects.
  • Characterisation and body language.
  • Choosing stories for your audience.
  • Adapting a story: structures and refrains.
  • Props and settings.
  • Children telling stories: ages and settings.
  • Practice performing stories.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe benefits of storytelling for children.
  2. Identify appropriate stories for different ages and settings.
  3. Adapt literary stories for performance.
  4. Use props and refrains.
  5. Appreciate rewards of storytelling.
  6. Enjoy storytelling, story sharing and story listening.
$113 Limited / $102

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15 Jan

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