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Storytelling: Telling Folk Tales to Children

Once upon a time...This workshop introduces the use and types of stories that children love to hear over and over again. We will discuss and practice different styles and techniques of storytelling that engage children of all ages. We will also look at the purpose of folk tales in development and education. Each participant will begin to discover their own storytelling voice and have an opportunity to tell a story to the group. This workshop is ideal for parents, educators and caregivers who would like to bring the magic of storytelling into their community.

Instructor Ann Harding's storytelling began with hearing and telling stories as a child. Her love of stories flourished during her time as a preschool/kindergarten teacher, and before graduating from Naropa University, she wrote her final thesis on storytelling and how it supports secure psychological attachment between children and caregivers. Ann's warm and friendly spirit will make participants feel right at home, comfortable to explore their own voice and imagine the potential that storytelling can hold for their lives.

This workshop is offered by the Living Arts School, a folk school in Boulder County.

No experience necessary. Please bring a notebook and a pen. For participants ages 14 and older, minimum of 4 participants. Pre-registration is required. If you are an early childhood teacher, you will receive learning credits for this workshop, approved by the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County.

Cost: $45

To register for this workshop, please visit: http://www.livingartsschool.com/register/?ee=11

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