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The Parent's Guide to Storytelling: How to Make up New Stories and Retell Old Favorites
     

The Parent's Guide to Storytelling: How to Make up New Stories and Retell Old Favorites

by Margaret Read MacDonald
 

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Telling a story is made effortless with this diverse collection of stories that has hints and techniques to help with remembering and retelling them. This beginner's guide includes bedtime stories, folktales, scary stories, improvisational ideas, storytime activities, and more. MacDonald has regaled kids all over the world with stories and here shares her

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Telling a story is made effortless with this diverse collection of stories that has hints and techniques to help with remembering and retelling them. This beginner's guide includes bedtime stories, folktales, scary stories, improvisational ideas, storytime activities, and more. MacDonald has regaled kids all over the world with stories and here shares her tried-and-true storytelling methods.

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Margaret Read MacDonald is a storyteller's storyteller. She starts out by saying we don't really need any instruction at all, because what parent doesn't already tell stories dozens of times a day? Then she proceeds to inform, enlighten and instruct us on not just the why of storytelling, but the how, when and where as well. From fingerplay to endless tales, from scary stories to family folklore to spontaneously created stories, MacDonald encourages her adult readers to develop their own skills and to involve their young listeners actively in this most ancient of recreational pastimes. She relates storytelling to life, which is, of course, exactly as it should be. She provides additional books and resources in a book that deserves to be well-thumbed.
The art of storytelling is an essential, invaluable skill for any parent or grandparent wanting to entertain a child. With Margaret MacDonald's The Parent's Guide To Storytelling: How To Make Up New Stories And Retell Old Favorites, now any parent or grandparent can learn how to spellbind eager youngsters with stories and tales that will pass along family traditions, values, histories, as well as nurturing familial bonds and affectionate intimacies. The Parent's Guide To Storytelling offers a wealth of tips and techniques suitable for use with children of all ages in the telling of favorite nursery narratives, fingerplay stories, bedtime yarns, folktales, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874836196
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Read MacDonald Bio: Margaret Read MacDonald is a professional storyteller, award winning author and highly respected consultant who travels the world telling stories and conducting workshops for educators. Her most popular workshop “Playing with Stories” has been offered in over 70 countries. She has been invited to storytelling and literary festivals in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. In addition, Dr. MacDonald teaches storytelling to classroom teachers for the Lesley University Creative Education through the Arts program. For years, she also taught storytelling as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Washington Information School. Dr. MacDonald is the author of over 60 books on folklore and storytelling topics, including many award winning folktale picture books. She has been telling stories since 1964 in her work as a children’s librarian, and she holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University along with an M.Ed.EC. (Educational Communications Masters) from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Washington. She is well known for her ability to create texts that delight the ear and are easy for teachers to share. Teaching with Story contains 20 of these useful stories that can be used by teachers with their students.

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