Pre School Storytelling is a place of safety. It encourages parents to not only read stories, but to tell them and to engage in the story. At this age, enthusiasum for story is so important. The kind of stories I use encourage involvement and laughter, they have repeating patterns, songs and rhythm of sounds through words and music. Stories such as; The King who tried to Catch the Moon The Little Girl Swallowed by a Donkey and The Small Wee Man (who was only as big as a speck of dust)
Key Stage One As for pre school but I broaden the horizons of the story. I tend to choose stories about animals that can speak and ' How the World Was Made' stories.
Also good for this age group are Trickster Tales, such as Mr Fox, and stories that ask much of the protagonist. Many of the tales establish or echo key moral codes and values.
This age group responds well to stories that are both humourous and slightly frightening.
As all teachers know, the developing imagination and appetite for knowledge is at full gallop by this age.
Whether the children have been told stories or not, they will be keen to listen and journey the
If they are experienced listeners already, they will
be sitting right at my feet
ready to go!
If they have never
heard a storyteller before
then they are in
for a surprising, involving,
and imagination- expanding time!
I call this age group
'The listening loudly gang'! They are so enrapt in the language and imagery of Story, they are simply wonderful to tell to.
I use personal and group dilemma stories such as:
The Land on the Back of the Turtle
The Terrifying Snake who was the
Baba Yaga, the Witch with I
( who loves to eat children)
Key Stage 3 For years 7 & 8, I often work on very specific projects connected to course work or themed studies.
For this age group I am also often asked to use story to develop self esteem , group co-operation and co-operative values.
I belong to a group of practitioners "1st Question" which works with this age group and years 9 & 10 on personal and group development and co-operative values.
Please go to LINKS page and look for1st Question
Full day's storytelling £350
(up to 6 sessions) from Autumn term 2017
Half day's storytelling £225
(up to 3 sessions)
Assemblies £95 Wherever possible I can fit an Assembly into your Whole day with no extra charge. Yurt For those schools who wish to use the Yurt as a venue I charge £100. To cover the three Hours it takes to set up and Strike. Therefore the charge is the same whether you are using it for one day or two days and so on. It can accommodateup to Two classes for KS1 or 2. Travel Costs. For work in East Anglia; I charge a maximum of £25 typical Charges: Norfolk £0-£10 depending. Norfolks a big county! Suffolk £15- £20 Essex £20-25 Cambridgeshire £15-£20 Sussex/Kent/Northants £30-£40