I am a storytelling advocate, and I consider it my job to convince parents to make up stories and use the oral tradition as part of their parenting repertoire.
This year I’ve been working on a resource for parents to help them do this. It will include at least the following:
- Why Should Parents Tell Their Children Stories
- The Benefits of Storytelling
- Examples of Stories
- Interviews with Storytellers
- An Easy Guide On How To Tell Stories
As I’ve been brainstorming for my resource, it has occurred to me that parents will be most convinced of the power of storytelling if they hear stories from adults who are remembering the storytellers of their childhoods. This is where you come in.
- Did someone tell you stories when you were a child? How do you remember that person? Do you remember the stories, or do you remember how they made you feel? Please tell me about it.
- In addition to this, I’d like to hear from parents who are telling stories to their children now. How do you come up with your stories? When do you tell them? How do your children receive them? Please share your experiences with me.
You can leave a comment below, or you can e-mail me at shellipabis at gmail dot com. I also would appreciate it if you shared this page with your friends, especially those people that you know loves stories!
Anyone who is quoted in my book/resource will be acknowledged, and I’ll be happy to include your blog URL, if you have one.
What I can’t promise is a speedy delivery of this resource. This is my long-term project, and it’s happening in slow moving spurts as I homeschool and care for my family full-time as well as write a weekly column. If you’d like to see what I’ve already written about storytelling, you can go to my Storytelling Page.
Thank you! Together we can make the world a better place by advocating storytelling.