20 Sep 2011

Story Telling -The sleeping Beauty (Dormouse)

My children love stories, and because of that we're members of 2 libraries which we visit frequently. It's a lot cheaper to borrow then to buy tonnes of books, plus my nose would get terribly runny with all the dust from books.

Today at the library, Jo picked up this book entitled Sleeping Beauty, only Beauty here is a Dormouse. I placed it on my piano and decided to do an impromptu story telling, singing and telling as it came. Well..they loved it so much, they made me do it twice. It worked at getting their attention. :)

Story telling should always be attractive and captivating to the listener, ..it has to attract the child. So one should use the voice, facial expression and hand gestures freely. You could also include props, puppets, pictures or piano as I did here. You'll know what your child loves best. :)

Here's part of what I did for story telling today, video a little shaky, taken by my child.. (I do realise that I was reading a little too fast here...well, was afraid batteries would run out, and it did!)

6 comments :

Jessica said...

What a great way to tell a story. My kids both love books but I have a hard time getting my youngest to pay attention.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this! What fun to add to the fun of a good story!

gail said...

Oh, how delightful, Martha! I love how you did different voices for each character. I did the same thing for my children.

michiko said...

You are wonderful mother to your children that I admire for very much.
I still have my hey fever that after a nearly month there I started think maybe I have a dry coughs?
Back to 2007 I has a bad dry coughs for a month too.

Becky Jane said...

What a wonderful way to use your talents...your story telling is so fun! My kids love to hear stories...it is a good way to bond!

Divoo said...

wonderful! i'll use your story-telling tips with San. :)

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