If you think you can’t tell a story well, this encouraging video will show you how you can – and give you lots of ideas to help you enliven your telling!
Seven tracks (see contents, right) make for about 2 hours of HD720 video. I share lots of simple ways to make your voice more expressive and your telling more vivid and personal. You’ll see and hear me demonstrate what I am talking about, making this a highly practical (and entertaining!) way of learning.
If you think story-time is simply a bedtime activity, think again! I show you how you can incorporate telling at mealtimes, in the kitchen, or when you’re going on holiday - and what kind of stories you might share, and why. Of course along the way, I take the opportunity to weave in some stories too!
I’ve devoted a major section (track #6) to showing how you can engage your child as an active participant in your telling, such as providing you with details of the story (what do you think Red Riding Hood heard as she walked through the forest to Grandma’s?) or joining-in with actions, sounds and choruses, and even helping you manipulate objects (such as soft toys) that you’re using to make the story leap to life.
The video aims to both entertain and motivate to try telling stories - and to tell them more effectively! Once you start telling stories regularly to your child, you will discover how storytelling really helps you bond.
The video was filmed/edited by
ROY CHUANG PRODUCTIONS.
It comes on a 8GB USB drive packed
in a cute finger puppet!
You can plug and play, and after, copying
the video files to your computer,
re-use the 8GB drive as portable storage!
International US $24
incl postage worldwide
Do catch the exciting new exhibition, WORLD FULL OF STORIES created by the good people at Playeum. It promises to be a very stimulating, hands-on experience that will encourage your kids to make up stories.
My involvement with the project stems from an invitation by Playeum to direct a 30 minute film which they have commissioned to enrich the exhibition. It features five of Singapore’s finest storytellers - Sheila Wee. Karen Lee, Rosemarie Somaiah, Kamini Ramachandran and Nancy Leppard - telling stories from around the world. So, during your visit, do take time to take a break from the lots of stimulating, storyplay activities to watch some (or all!) of the five stories they’ll be telling.
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