KIDS TELL STORIES
AN INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Are you a parent looking for an alternative and creative way for your child to learn or practice English? Listening to and telling stories helps children make the meaningful connections with language that normal English classes can’t, so they remember more. Kids also enjoy themselves more and prepare themselves to be better readers and writers later on. This series of interactive storytelling workshops for kids ages 5-10 meets once a week on Saturday mornings at Write CY.

Heard enough? Scroll down to register. Want to know more about interactive storytelling? Read on!


INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING

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Most children are already familiar with storytelling formulas. They're kids. They watch cartoons, listen to mom and dad reading or telling bedtime stories, or they've already started exploring reading on the their own. Our workshops focus on getting kids involved actively in the storytelling process. 

Using the instructor's original children's stories as springboards, we jump into the plots and learn how they work from the inside out. We do this by reenacting or reimagining scenes from stories in teams or as a group. We also explore different aspects of storytelling through art, language (key vocabulary) and discussion (children's stories tend to have morals.)

When we've built up our skills and storytelling awareness, kids will be producing stories of their own. At home, with parents who have time, they can practice or create new ones.

This workshop isn't the beginning—kids are natural storytellers —or the end, it's here to help children discover, develop and understand skills and talents they already have. We believe that by starting this process early enough, one story can lead to a lifetime's journey into the riches of storytelling. 


OUR NEXT WORKSHOPS

Kids Tell Stories starts Saturday February 4, 2017. Register now to book your spot. This series of workshops requires a €50 deposit that may be paid either online or in person.


IMPORTANT INFO

Workshops start: Feb 4, 2017
DURATION: 8 WEEKS
When: Saturday 10:00-11:30
Where: Write CY
Language: English
Ages: 5-10
Cost: €150

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

MAX SHERIDAN

Max started Kids Tell Stories in October 2016 as a storytelling project with the 4-5-year olds of Elenion Nursery School. He has taught short fiction and storytelling workshops at European University Cyprus, the English School, the American Academy in Nicosia, and at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation's Book Me Festival. At Write CY, he also teaches Story Craft and Story Craft Junior, short story writing courses for adults and teens. From 2005-2007, Max wrote features for the Cyprus Mail. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications in the US, UK and elsewhere. Max is the director of Write CY, which he opened in 2015, and co-director of Storyline Creatives, a boutique writing consultancy. Drop him a line @writecy.com.