Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling

Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling

by Emily K. Neuburger

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Overview

Encouraging children to let their imagination run wild, Emily K. Neuburger offers 40 inventive projects and activities that will inspire kids ages 5 to 12 to express themselves through storytelling. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, while older kids will open up and thrive as they embark on guided story walks and inspiring journaling exercises. Sparking creativity while developing a child’s love of language, Show Me a Story will kindle a lifelong passion for both writing and telling original stories. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603429887
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,142,059
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

About the Author

Emily K. Neuburger is a writer, artist, and freelance art and creative writing teacherShe is passionate about encouraging people to get pumped about creativity, especially when it comes to the intersection of words and art. She is the author of the award-winning book Show Me a Story (Dr. Toy Best Picks, Family Choice Award, National Parenting Products Award honors, USA Best Books, International Book Awards finalist) and writes regularly about creativity and unexpected treasures on her website, emilyneuburger.com, as well as in print magazines and around the web. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
 

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction
-Tell More Stories (They're Good for You)
-Be Inspired
-Play!
-Go!
-Observe!
-Using This Book

Story Starters
-Story Disks
-Cut and Tell
-Story Pool
-Story Dice
-Story Blocks
-The Parts of a Story
-Beginning, Middle, End
-Story Grab Bag
-These Are the Stories in My Neighborhood
-Magnetic Story Board
-Story Sparks

Story Evolution
-Story Stones
-Traveling Puppet Theater
-Memory Cards
-Story Mat
-Storytelling Jar
-Storybook
-Story City
-Story Map
-Story Soundtrack
-Storytelling Kit

Story Activities
-Storytelling Walk
-Picture Tales
-Truth or Tale?
-Fill In the Blanks
-Story-Disk Chain
-Build a Story
-Word Tags
-Word Lists
-The Reference Desk
-Create the Past
-Story Ping-Pong
-1,2,3 Scribble & Tell
-Story Timeline
-Timing Is Everything

Story Play
-Magical Mailbox
-Magic Pebbles
-Magic Flower Wand
-Story Sets
-Adventure Kit
-Story Scenery

Materials
Templates
Puppet Theater
Puppets
Photo Credits
Acknowledgments
Index
Puppet Theater Backgrounds

What People are Saying About This

mommycoddle.com Molly Balint

"There’s nothing more inspiring and limitless than a child’s imagination. Emily’s book does an amazing job of helping parents encourage the storyteller living inside every kid. The projects engage their senses and creative spirits and help jumpstart the magic of storytelling. Each page had me wanting to drop everything, gather my kids around the kitchen table and dive into one of Emily’s projects!"

Molly Balint

"There’s nothing more inspiring and limitless than a child’s imagination. Emily’s book does an amazing job of helping parents encourage the storyteller living inside every kid. The projects engage their senses and creative spirits and help jumpstart the magic of storytelling. Each page had me wanting to drop everything, gather my kids around the kitchen table and dive into one of Emily’s projects!

Laurie Elish-Piper

"Show Me a Storyis a one-of a kind book that invites children, parents, and teachers into the joyous world of storytelling. Using the creative ideas in this book such as the story grab bag, storytelling jar, story ping pong, and magic pebbles, you can sparka love of storieswith the young and young-at-heart in yourlives. This is a must-have book for families, teachers, and others who work with and care about children and adolescents. With the creative story starters, activities, and projectsin this book, children will be able touse their imaginations, build their communication skills, solve problems, and establish a love of stories that will last a lifetime.“

Molly Balin

There's nothing more inspiring and limitless than a child's imagination. Emily's book does an amazing job of helping parents encourage the storyteller living inside every kid. The projects engage their senses and creative spirits and help jumpstart the magic of storytelling. Each page had me wanting to drop everything, gather my kids around the kitchen table and dive into one of Emily's projects!
—Molly Balin(mommycoddle.com)

Dean McCartney

"Emily Neuburger’sShow Me A Storyis a road map for children and adults as they chart a story from inception all the way to ‘ever after.’ It’s filled with ideas for parents and teachers alike to nurture young minds and help them see the world as a story to be told.

Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean McCartney

"Emily Neuburger’sShow Me A Storyis a road map for children and adults as they chart a story from inception all the way to ‘ever after.’ It’s filled with ideas for parents and teachers alike to nurture young minds and help them see the world as a story to be told."

Alexandra Kennedy

"In this charming new activity book, Neuburger shows parents and teachers how to tap into the creative power that lies within every child. Dozens of projects, all simple to set up, draw on that magical blend of story and art that is so irresistible for kids — and a great foundation for their learning."

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