Tales that are passed down from generation to generation usually have hidden messages that promote essential life skills. In this workshop series, children will not only be entertained but will learn the moral lessons woven into each story and how they too can become storytellers.
Each weekly Storytime Workshop focuses on a different classic fable, such as The Ant & The Grasshopper, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Tortoise and The Hare. Each week, our teacher reads a fable aloud in a dramatic manner and then leads the children in an age-appropriate group discussion about the fable. Our facilitator discusses each fable’s theme, moral message, the cultural and historical context in which the fable emerged, and even alternate versions of the fable that may exist.
Dressed in costumes and armed with fun props, the children then role play together as they act out the characters in each fable, bringing their interpretation of the fable to life. With each workshop, your child’s sensory awareness, listening and language skills, comprehension, socialization, and self-confidence will increase.
At the end of each workshop series we host a reception and recital for parents and members of the public. At this reception, we will feature a speaker from a local theater group and distribute videos of the performance.