Thursday, October 1, 2015

Storytelling... the art of painting pictures with words

Storytelling is the sharing of tales with one or more listeners through voice and gesture. This is the oldest form of education and it has numerous benefits including: 

  • improved imagination
  • improved listening skills
  • increased love of language, reading and creative writing
  • improved vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing ability, and recall/memory

In order to prepare for our New Zealand storyteller visit, we listened to professional storytellers share traditional tales: (

PK-Grade 2 enjoyed The Little Red Hen. Grade 3 and 4 experienced The King and His Wish while Grade 5 appreciated the telling of The Magic Paintbrush.

As a follow up, in Grade 2, we made little red hens to help us tell the story to our parents.

Would you like to enjoy more stories?

Check out the Story Bee website to listen to professional storytellers from across America spin their tales. (

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