Storyteller at Patea Libraryplus 1pm - 2pm

Monday, January 17, 2011 01:00 PM

Storytelling for children with Mary Kippenberger

17 years of professional storytelling has taught me two things; children LOVE stories, especially when they or someone they know is involved and, secondly… always expect the unexpected!

Telling stories to children is the best fun. It is the best fun because in any one moment you can have your mouth open with the wonder of an extraordinary performance or the joy of seeing a very shy child feeling safe enough to participate.
Telling stories provides a platform for children to learn empathy, thoughtfulness, and manners. They learn about justice and that sometimes things aren’t fair.

Telling stories provides a platform for imaginative play, for the beginning of creative writing, for wild (and yet controlled!) laughter.
As a teacher or as a trusted adult, having creative and safe fun together enhances your relationships with the children. Our relationships are the pathway on which education travels. Our relationships are also vital in the formation of safety nets for children who need them.

Let’s play! Tell a child a story. You cannot fail!

  • Fairytales played in pantomime tradition with Peter playing guitar and Mary telling the story with the help of up to 20 children in costume.
  • Songs
  • Folk Tales
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Original Tales

The sessions are always inclusive, interactive, fun and  challenging.

Venue: Patea Libraryplus