Saturday, May 17, 2014

JB Rowley: stories, songs, rhymes and activities (early childhood) 2014


In response to requests from people who have attended my storytelling sessions in libraries, I decided to provide themed storytelling programs for young children through a blog called: Oral Storytelling: storytelling solutions for those who work with young children. The blog is still in the early stages as I find it hard to get the time to add regular posts. However, the idea is to gradually add posts until the blog becomes an extensive resource with a wide variety of themes.

At this stage there are eleven themed programs. Each program consists of a simple story ready for telling as well as a rhyme, a song and an activity linked to the program’s theme. For example, the latest post is Teddy Bears; a program consisting of a story about four bears who go on a picnic and discover the importance of a bear hug. The additional elements are the words to the rhyme Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear; Turn Around, a link to the song Teddy Bears’ Picnic, and a link to a simple craft activity on how to make Tiny Teddy, one of the characters from the story. 

It is a simple blog as I do not have advanced skills as a blogger, but I believe it is easy to navigate with a list of the programs on the right hand side and a search function.

Oral Storytelling: storytelling solutions for those who work with young children: HERE

JB Rowley 

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