Really looking forward to presenting my workshops at the Bringing Back the Magic Conference down the Gold Coast in a couple of short weeks time. Should be fun.
Hope so anyway because that's partly what the workshop is about - reminding Early Childhood Workers that one of the easiest ways of having Bringing Stories Alive for children is to have fun.
I was at the Fortitude Valley Centre today telling stories and had a wonderful time. Mind you I was a little concerned about the very young children because the three, four and five year olds were laughing so loudly that the little's were wondering what was going on.
After the show one of the boys came up and said, "Can you come back tomorrow?"
I had apologise and tell him that I was sorry, I couldn't because I telling at a library tomorrow.
He said, "Well when can you come back?"
I said, "Friday," knowing that it would be another group on Friday.
"Oh, I don't come to kindy on Friday, could you come tomorrow?"
Here's the workshop description for Bringing Back the Magic :
Bringing Stories Alive by Daryll Bellingham – having fun with stories and storytelling’ in a hands on and entertaining way is an essential skill for all early child hood educators. This workshop will remind you how easy it is to involve your children in rich storytelling experiences whilst also touching on a selection of other activities that may include improvising new stories, adapting nursery rhymes, creating local place stories, telling personal and family stories, putting children in charge, effective story time planning and addressing story time issues.