Bringing the Story Home: The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 221 pages
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Lavishly endowed with over 100 original, hands-on activities for children aged three to ten, this book teaches parents to incorporate storytelling into household activities and to address real-life situations. In addition to folklore from our own and other cultures, it features a rich sampling of tales actually invented by children and their parents € stories that will inspire readers to invent their own. "[I]t's refreshing to see how a parent can kindle a child's imagination through the magic of the oral tradition." € Stage Directions "After reading this unpretentious, delightful romp of a book, no parent will be able to walk into a room and not imagine potential stories in every corner." € Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore
 

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The oral tradition is an endangered one. Given the distractions of television, computers, and computer games, children are especially prone to self-containment. Offering over 100 activities, New York ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
15
Making a Mountain out of a Molekill
27
Instead of TV
34
And Sometimes Y
40
The Magic Map
48
The World of Childhood
55
The Stuff of Our Lives
62
Recognizing Your Hidden Jewels
127
Stories That Soothe
136
How to Prompt a Story
142
How to Have Fun with Scary Stories
151
Long Long Fingers and Ruby Ruby Lips
157
Preparing Your Story
164
The Parable of the Serpent
174
The Growing Up of Littleberry Johnson
183

Photographs
68
Becoming a Folklorist
77
Bibliography of Adoption Literature
83
Making Written Stories Even More Fun
90
Making the Most out of Illustrations
101
Fairy Tales
107
The Indian Cinderella
119
Slurp Slurp Slurp
191
The Cowtail Switch
198
Heaven and Hell
204
The Rooster Who Would Be King
212
Credits
220
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She is a storyteller who has toured nationally & internationally. her stories & articles have appeared in numerous publications. She lives in New York City.

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