Tuesday, September 2, 2014
School has started and fall is in the air (at least in northern Utah) with thoughts of colored leaves, crisp apples, cool nights and of course, stories. Back-to-school carnivals and other such events are great places for storytelling, as are literacy nights and family get-togethers. Tell your children what it was like when you went to school, what you did for fun, what your family was like....anything to get them interested in telling (and listening) to story. What a great way to encourage reading at the beginning of this school year! Think of hiring a professional teller to add some interest to your fall event. I told stories at a family event in a shopping area last night and some adults came up and talked with me afterward. They were thrilled to hear the stories, so don't think stories and storytelling are just for children. Everyone loves a good story.