Bringing the Story Home

Bringing the Story Home

The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Complemented by more than one hundred original, hands-on activities and projects for children ages three to ten, this multicultural handbook explains how to incorporate storytelling into a family's everyday life and features a wide variety of short stories that parents can use to illuminate a variety of real-life situations. 10,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
Bring the magic of storytelling into your child's life, using the everyday world around you. Lavishly endowed with over 100 original, hands-on activities for children aged three to ten, as well as dozens of cross-cultural stories, this book will help any parent kindle his or her child's imagination through the magic of the oral tradition. All the activities in the book are "pain-free," designed to fit into a family's usual day. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into doing household chores like washing dishes or taking out the garbage, how to use storytelling on a plane or car trip, and even use it to help with doing homework. Best of all, most of the activities require no props, no tools, no prolonged setup. Bringing the Story Home offers stories that parents can use for a multitude of real-life situations, addressing issues like a child's fears, learning to compromise, or the birth of a sibling. It also includes stories that emphasize generosity, compassion, cooperation, and self-esteem. 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.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000
Description: 221 p
ISBN: 9780393047752
Branch Call Number: 649.58 Lip


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