bring both telling and reading to life!

Story Workshops - for Primary and Early Years Professionals

This is the ideal format to allow me to illustrate how to bring a story to life, and give participants a practical taste of preparation and delivery.

I emphasise how many "telling" skills can be used to enhance your reading with children.

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Enhancing the reading experience - for Foundation parents

Story sharing can be an holistic experience for the parent and child.

A parent's approach to reading with their children is critical. How they feel about it will be transmitted and transferred to their children and, if positive, could have long term benefits.

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Storytelling - for pupils in yrs. 5-7

The children experience storytelling and the sharing of traditional stories from a range of cultures.

They also learn about the ingredients of a good story and how these stories are stuctured.

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The children were spellbound. They thought the stories and songs were wonderful. Most went home and told them to their family. This is definitely a day to be recommended.

Sawtry Infant School, Cambridge.

Staff and pupils always know they are in for a treat when Charlie visits - but when he came in May this year he was totally brilliant!
Pupils from 7 to 11 were captivated - you could hear a pin drop - their concentration was absolute.
Of course they liked to join in too. Charlie, having taught for many years, has an excellent relationship with the children - he has complete control - although they can be very excited, he never allows them to 'get out of hand'.

Forest School, Snaresbrook, London.