"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

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer is officially here and school is out!  Now it's time to get serious about storytelling.  Think family reunions, camping trips, ghost stories around the campfire, summer festivals in the park, picnics with grandparents...all perfect occasions for telling stories and hiring storytellers.  If kids are involved in reading programs this summer (and who doesn't want to sit in the shade, drink lemonade, and read?), encourage them to pick out an occasional book of folktales, myths or legends. Have them become acquainted with world cultures and tales of our own country through story.  Education was never more fun!