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Bedtime Storytelling
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Anyone can master the art of storytelling with the right advice and plenty of practice! Storytelling allows you to lift a story from the page and bring it to life. Without a book you're free -- to personalise stories, make gestures, use props or give a hug or a tickle! But most importantly you have eye contact -- creating a greater connection between you and your child and allowing you to guage their reactions -- are they excited? Frightened? Engaged? This inspiring collection of tales, suitable for children aged from about three to seven years old, includes advice on how to become a confident storyteller. Collected by age interest, each of the classic stories are easy to memorise, adapt and enhance using simple storytelling know-how. You'll find many are old favourites that are regularly told in kindergartens, nurseries and schools -- tales about magical creatures and exotic animals as well as stories from everyday life. Stories include: The Little Jug, The Mitten (Any Room for Me?), The Tomten, The Star Child, How the Zebra Got its Stripes, King Grizzly Beard and Hans in Luck.
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Table of Contents

Telling Stories to Children Why tell stories? Getting started Creating a mood Angels and fairies Animal stories Stories for special purposes Stories for Children Aged Three to Four The Little Jug The Mitten The Pearl-grey Cockerel The Tomten The Easter Hare The Star Child The Little Star's Search Stories for Children Aged Five to Six A Farm Story How the Snowdrop Got its Colour Lassie Hendrika's Adventure Miaula and the Twins Giant Grummer's Christmas Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella Joanna and the Jumble Sale Bad Mousie Susannah's Bears The Seven Ravens The Lion and the Mouse The Story of Beth Erwin the Elf Borka Granny Glittens and her Amazing Mittens Stories for Children Aged Six to Seven King of the Birds How the Zebra Got its Stripes How the Elephant Got its Trunk The Cat Who Walked Alone Long-nose the Dwarf The Square Box Long-legs A Tale of Two Children King Grizzly Beard Hans in Luck The Harp with Five Strings The Story of Ten Fingers The Twelve Months The Five Goats A Tale of Nine Children The Dog with Two Masters A Michaelmas Story Three's Company

About the Author

Beatrys Lockie was born in Holland in 1927 and began to tell stories at an early age to anyone young or old who would listen. She moved to Scotland and was a class teacher at the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School in which stories form an integral part of teaching in the early years. After retirement she founded and ran a succession of kindergartens. She now lives with her husband in the Scottish Borders.

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'Bedtime Storytelling is a wonderful collection of classic tales guaranteed to enchant young book lovers. And don't worry if you think you can't tell stories very well, as author Beatrys Lockie gives you countless tips on making storytelling a pleasure for both reader and listener! We say... a wonderful collection of stories for everyone to enjoy.' -- Creative Steps, May/June 2010

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