Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

When young children begin to make a familiar story come alive, something magical happens.  How does your child change when they “fill in the voice” for the squeaky 3 little pigs, or the deep HUFF and PUFF of the big bad wolf ?   Do you ever pretend to be the TROLL under the bridge at the playground, as you child trip traps back and forth pretending to be increasingly larger Billy Goats Gruff ?  Honestly, I am tearing up at the joy this brought to me and my children… and those who found us and joined in our play.

Stories capture and engage even very young children, allowing them to identify with unique characters,
and begin to recognize, anticipate, and recall the sequences of events.  
This will help them create and tell stories of their own adventures when they are ready.


Around 4 – 7 years old, children become increasingly curious about unseen places the world.  
They are ready for more complex sequences as to how the story unfolds,
wondering how the conflict will resolve, and discovering the joy of arriving at just the right ending.  
They are beginning to catch onto the MORAL of the story,  
and can so totally appreciate the humor of some of our best folk tales.
Once the story becomes a part of a child’s imagination, they want to share it with others as well.   
They want to be a part of the story telling process, adding unique sound effects,
creating art work to illustrate the story, and perhaps even acting out the parts of specific characters.

“Tell Me A Tale” is our Kindermusik Adventure Camp that lets our young story tellers thrive… gaining FIVE new stories to tell, with delightful & unique characters from different parts of the world.     Families will see many creative ways to expand a story through creating songs, making props & puppets, and even play acting the parts.

The tales in Tell Me A Tale offer a wide variety of rich, diverse, humorous and profound folk tales from around the world.  Kindermusik has woven in and around these stories songs, rhymes, rhythmic speech, instrument play and ensemble development, creative and rhythmic movement, focused and discriminative listening, games, crafts and more.  Honestly, if you looked at my lesson plans, you’d wish you could join us.

FIVE  dates feature one story per camp.  Fridays, 10:00 – 12:00 pm.

July  15:   Bremen Town Musicians: Germany

July 22:  The Mouse Deer and the Crocodile: Malaysia

July 29:  The Six Blind Men and the Elephant:  India

Aug. 5:  Lazy Jack:  Early American Mountain folks

Aug.  12:  Where Stories Come From:  Africa

 

During our once a week, part day summer camp, students will experience a rich arts-integrative approach to learning the art of storytelling, one that addresses different learning styles fluently through different activities.   Our voices, and a wide variety of percussion instruments, are used for sound effects, as well as developing our skills of steady beat and playing in sync with one another.

A hard back book includes all 5 stories, and the accompanying CD includes the story, and songs that embellish on the characters and themes in the story.  Children get to take home a set of Lummi Sticks as well as materials for arts and crafts activities to help bring out the best parts of the story, and can be used to help tell the story whenever they can find an audience !

 


Schedule
:   5 classes offered on Fridays in July & August, 10:00 – 12:00 pm.

Home Materials:  Tell Me A Tale Book, CD, lummi sticks, craft supplies

Cost:  $120 for 5 classes and set of Home Materials

$170 for two children and all materials

 

Enroll for Your 2016 Tell Me A Tale Adventures

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Century after century and all around the world, children have climbed into the laps of caring and sharing adults to hear and tell their favorite tales again and again.  These literary traditions are worth keeping alive in the hearts and minds of our children.

 

 

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