"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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, America!  This month is the time for parades, fireworks, picnics and stories!!  When you gather with your family and are waiting for the parade or fireworks show to start...try storytelling to pass the time.  Kids love stories (and so do adults, whether they know it or not).  I have been teaching a youth storytelling class this summer and am working with some exceptional kids who have such vivid imaginations and creativity.  It's been a pleasure to hear them create and tell stories.  Make sure your children have the same opportunities:  they may surprise you.  And for your next reunion or city festival--include storytelling.  Hire a professional and you'll be amazed at how entertaining stories can be.