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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by inky, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Telling a story without a book is much better for keeping children's attention. I always told traditional tales this way to new starters when I was in Nursery as you can look directly at them with no distraction and engage them with your eye contact and facial expressions, drawing them in.

    I also prefer to do this when it's my turn to take assembly. I can walk around the Hall and look at all the children while I amke it up as I go along, if possible I'll include a few 'good listeners' to help me as well. I think it makes them feel involved with the process.
  3. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    InkyP, it's weird how we have such similar usernames and so often see eye to eye.[​IMG]
    We obviously have good taste!

  4. I'd love to go on a course to learn how to be a better storyteller - won't happen as I couldn't justify the expense to school. I need to use visual aids and props when telling stories to my children and keep the language to a minimum. I could always start saving though...
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Have a look at the Pie Corbett materials there are freevideo clips on line
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I wish I'd known [or remembered] that before I posted! [​IMG]
  7. inky

    inky Lead commenter

  8. Nothing to be sorry about, inky! I'd still love to be a better storyteller but I think it's just one of those things that I will always struggle with (like music!). And I do agree that there can be an over-reliance on the visual aspects of storytelling with props and pictures to the detriment of listening and enjoying.
  9. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I still think you should get yourself on a course. Schmooz your boss a bit.

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