The Storytelling Toolbox

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.

  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.