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.