Helen Evans Storyteller

www.helenevans-storyteller.com

Why Tell Stories?

Storytelling is an ancient art reaching back to a time before people had written language. In some cultures, oral storytelling is still the main way that history is handed down from generation to generation.  In some other cultures, it is experiencing a resurgence as entertainment.  I use stories to entertain and as a teaching tool.

Storytelling a story is fun for the teller as well as the children.

From listening to stories children benefit in many ways.  A storyteller can help children to

  • learn new vocabulary

  • communicate effectively  

  • use the imagination

  • practise social skills  

  • understand concepts

  • explore new interest

  • value their culture

Children learn through their senses, especially by hearing, seeing and touching.  My story  sessions involve the children actively.  They may help me by making sounds, putting articles in place or by following other instructions.

I choose stories that are appropriate for the ages and developmental stages of the children and ones that reflect their interests.

 

Click here to contact Helen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

ABOUT

WHY TELL STORIES

IDEAS

METHODS

HELEN EVANS WRITER
Copyright HELENEVANS 2006