Bringing the Story Home: The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents

Bringing the Story Home: The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents

by Lisa Lipkin
     
 

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Bring the magic of storytelling into your child's life using the everyday world around you.
Lavishly endowed with over 100 original, hands-on activities for children aged three to ten, this book teaches parents to incorporate storytelling into household activities and to address real-life situations. In addition to folklore from our own and other cultures, it

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Bring the magic of storytelling into your child's life using the everyday world around you.
Lavishly endowed with over 100 original, hands-on activities for children aged three to ten, this book teaches parents to incorporate storytelling into household activities and to address real-life situations. In addition to folklore from our own and other cultures, it features a rich sampling of tales actually invented by children and their parents—stories that will inspire readers to invent their own. "[I]t's refreshing to see how a parent can kindle a child's imagination through the magic of the oral tradition."—Stage Directions "After reading this unpretentious, delightful romp of a book, no parent will be able to walk into a room and not imagine potential stories in every corner."—Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore

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Stage Directions
[I]t's refreshing to see how a parent can kindle a child's imagination through the magic of the oral tradition.
Steve Zeitlin
After reading this unpretentious, delightful romp of a book, no parent will be able to walk into a room and not imagine potential stories in every corner.
Library Journal
The oral tradition is an endangered one. Given the distractions of television, computers, and computer games, children are especially prone to self-containment. Offering over 100 activities, New York City-based storyteller Lipkin teaches parents how to incorporate stories into their three- to ten-year-olds' lives, thereby teaching family history, moral lessons, and a heightened sense of identity and belonging. Each of the eight chapters includes examples of stories and methods parents can use. Lipkin shows how to integrate storytelling into everyday activities, share family history, read a story, and create a story. Readers are also instructed in taking the scare out of ghost stories, retelling Bible stories, and recounting stories about childhood issues (e.g., a new sibling, fear of the dark) and those that reinforce positive behavior. This work's easy-to-do activities will lead parents to find yarns in ordinary events and spur their children's imaginations. Recommended for public libraries.--Kay Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322606
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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