The Storytelling Toolbox

COK: 
3 hours of Professionalism
Training Description: 

Storytelling can be the best way to give children new information, introduce concepts and show how story characters face problems and resolve them. Learn how to get ready for a story with "a story frame of mind" before the story begins, hold their attention throughout the story and reinforce the storyteller's purpose by using various ways to retell stories with children.


Objectives: 
  1. Identify several reasons why storytelling and reading aloud to children is developmentally beneficial
  2. List non-verbal clues that show that children are ready to hear the story
  3. Name and demonstrate ways to maintain children's attention during a story
  4. Develop strategies to retell the story with the children
Some of these workshops may be available in shorter formats.