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Nancy Mellon uses the skills of Imagination, Memory and Play to encourage families in the art of storytelling; helping strengthen family connectedness, whilst also serving as an educational aid.
The use of the imagination in storytelling helps to; awaken listening; open the senses; focus attention; encourage language development; lead towards a more developed sense of who we are and what we can become.
The language of evolution, storytelling is the gift of our ancestors from all cultures, given to help nourish our healthy development in times of growth and change. Full of wonderful tips of the trade that relax you just to read them, Storytelling with Young Children invites you to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - the journey of the imagination.
Author Biography: Nancy Mellon is a storyteller and runs the School for Therapeutic Storytelling in New Hampshire. She has a varied background as a teacher of literature, painting and drawing, and color therapy. She has been connected with the Waldorf education movement since 1976. With multidimensional, cross-cultural training in healing through the arts, she offers workshops and courses at many locations in the North America and the UK. She is also the author of Storytelling and the Art of the Imagination (1992) and The Art of Storytelling (1998).