"A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line." Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter

Saturday, January 7, 2012

If you're wondering what to do to "warm" those cold winter nights...why not try storytelling?  Years ago, when many people lived in agricultural settings, winter was the time when chores slowed down and evenings were spent telling tales.  Culture was passed down at times like these, and many children learned about values and family from these shared experiences in front of the fire on a frosty winter night.  So...pop some corn, turn on the gas log, and try some old-fashioned entertainment with your family this January.  You'll all wonder why you didn't think of turning off the TV long ago!  Check into activities in your local area:  storytelling may be offered in various venues and can spark your own (and your children's) creativity.  It's a cozy way to spend time in the winter.