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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by inky, Mar 19, 2011.
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.
InkyP, it's weird how we have such similar usernames and so often see eye to eye.
We obviously have good taste!
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...
Have a look at the Pie Corbett materials there are freevideo clips on line
I wish I'd known [or remembered] that before I posted!
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.
I still think you should get yourself on a course. Schmooz your boss a bit.