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 … Continue reading I Need Your Help Creating a Resource Guide on Storytelling for Parents.
Since I don't have a column to share with you this week, I thought I would share one of the silly stories I made up for my son one night during our nightly storytelling ritual. If you want to start a storytelling ritual with your children, please see The Storytelling Advocate for a list of … Continue reading Story: Lego Boy
Merry Christmas. Wherever you are, or whatever you are celebrating today, I hope you are warm, healthy, and well-loved. And now is as good of a time as any to start what I hope will be a new tradition on this blog....my sharing stories with you. I've been thinking about it for awhile, and I don't … Continue reading Merry Christmas and My Gift to You
Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. If you’re running out of money searching for the perfect holiday gifts, remember that sometimes the best presents for young children are free. Telling stories to children is a gift they’ll never forget. When I was young, my grandmother told me … Continue reading The Gift of Story
Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on July 25, 2012.I am a self-proclaimed “storytelling advocate,” and I believe every parent should tell their own stories to their children. I’ve been thinking of ways to try to inspire parents to do this, so it was only natural that I should interview my storytelling … Continue reading Wisdom from Storyteller Winston Stephens
I'm honored that Simple Homeschool recently published a guest post that I wrote for them. It's titled "Using Storytelling in Your Home Education." I hope you'll check it out, and be sure to also check out and share my storytelling resources page. I will be focusing part of this blog on storytelling, and I hope … Continue reading Guest Post at Simple Homeschool: Using Storytelling in Your Home Education
Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on May 16, 2012. One of the best ways to engage children in the learning process is through stories. I’ve tried to use storytelling often with my children, and now that my eldest is five, he loves to be told stories. Though books are wonderful, there’s … Continue reading Using Storytelling and Puppet Shows in Homeschool