The Art of Story Telling to Children (Workshop)
Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Location: JUKIBU Library, Elsässerstrasse 7 across from St. Johannspark, Tram 11, stop St. Johannstor
Who: Adults interested in conducting story times for young children
Cost: Workshop is free! Optional booklet of songs, rhymes, crafts and resources available in advance for CHF 20.
Almost all children love stories, rhymes and songs, but many find it difficult before school-age to sit very long and focus. The younger the child, the more creative and flexible a story telling session needs to be to harness a child’s energy. But age-appropriate story times for children can be rewarding and help to lay the foundation for a love of stories that will serve children well as they tackle reading and writing in school.
Planning, appropriate materials and simple activities are key to a successful story time for young children. This workshop will attempt to provide some basic strategies and materials. A booklet of suggested plans, songs, rhymes, crafts and resources will also be available for CHF 20. The booklet is optional and should be pre-ordered from Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeanne Darling has an Ed.M. in Early Childhood Education and has taught small children for over 30 years, both in the US and for the last 25 years, in Basel. Since her retirement from teaching, she has continued offering story times several times a month at various locations around Basel.