Children have a natural love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories teach us about ourselves and others, in fact they teach us about life. Bringing storytelling into the classroom
has a lot of benefits. Just to mention a few:
* enhance listening skills
* increase verbal proficiency
* encourage the imagination and creativity
* help children to consider new ideas and cooperate with each other
* give children the feeling
of well-being and relaxation
So, why not bring stories to your school too? Here is a nice example of how we go about:
In 2018 and 2019, 5 DISC storytellers
told magical stories at the European School of The Hague (ESH) every morning, to celebrate the National 'Children's
Book Week. Stories in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German; connecting them to the fascinating World of Storytelling! The children were invited by the storytellers to participate in the story. By movement, asking
them questions, stimulating them to think about story.
This Storytelling Week was an initiative of ESH and focussed on their pupils only. In total up to 800 children enjoyed the magic of the Craft
of Storytelling in their own class rooms.
Choosing the right story for your audience is very important. You can not tell just any story to any age group. Stories grow with us throughout our lives and
every age has its own interests, focus, questions and needs. At DISC, we know how to select the right story for the right age. We also know how to adapt a story to different age groups. The way
we tell a story changes according to the age of our audience. Telling a story to a 5yr old will be a very different experience from telling that same story to an 8yr old. Knowing how to tell a story, taking into account the age of the children, is
a solid part of the techniques of the Craft of Storytelling.
Hmmmm...... maybe we should create a course around that....😉
Wait a minute, we already did! DISC can help you to use storytelling effectively in your classroom. Check our Storytelling Course for Teachers
if you'd like to have a Storytelling Week (or Day) at your school too: don't hesitate to contact us and we can bring the magical World of Stories to you as well.
for Children contact: michael@DISCstorytelling.com or 06-16630661