Bedtime Storytelling, by Beatrys LockieSteiner Books
What is so special about telling stories? Unlike reading from a book, one's arms are free to gesture and use props-or give a tickle. Above all, one can make eye contact and see and respond to a child's reactions.This collection of classic tales includes advice on how to tell stories to children-how to establish a routine, create a mood, involve children, and personalize stories. The stories are suitable for children three to seven years of age. Many are old favorites that are told regularly in kindergartens, nurseries, and schools-tales about magical creatures and exotic animals, as well as stories from everyday life. Many people believe they cannot tell stories. Beatrys Lockie, however, believes firmly that everyone is a storyteller, though it may take a little practice.Stories include: The Little Jug, The Mitten, The Tomten, The Star Child, How the Zebra Got its Stripes, King Grizzly Beard, and Hans in Luck.