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How to Tell Stories to Children: And Everyone Else Too

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“This book is a gem. With practical tips, science, and folk wisdom, the authors have given us a down-to-earth treasure to free the storyteller in all of us. I highly recommend this book.”- Rivera Sun, Author of The Way Between”The book is well written and deftly conveys its lessons to readers, avoiding preachiness as it argues that storytelling is a way to provide kids with the attention they crave. The authors are encouraging throughout, making a solid case for storytelling as a skill that can be developed by anyone and practiced effectively by amateurs. Readers will walk away from the book feeling empowered and capable. The sample tales do a fine job of demonstrating how children can be satisfied by simple narratives, and the exercises (“Find Something Small and Make It Big”; “Change Your Voice”) deliver guidance while inspiring readers to experiment. An informative and practical guide for adults who want to be successful storytellers.”- KIRKUS REVIEWS“The best stories are told by the ones who know us deeply. And if you lack confidence, then here is loads of help.”- Steve Biddulph, New York Times Bestselling Author of Happy Children, Raising Boys, and Raising Girls“I wish I’d read this book before my children grew up. Its simple insights and practices will make me a better storyteller.”- Charles Eisenstein, Author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible“This isn’t really a book about technique. It peels away technical concerns and takes you to the glowing heart of the matter: telling stories to children is a bonding, nurturing, embracing and thoroughly natural thing for any adult to do. Silke and Joe invite you to claim your rich human legacy and experience the joy and satisfaction of telling stories, any stories, to the children in your life.”- Joe Hayes, Professional Storyteller”I believe this kind of practical wisdom is what fathers and mothers need to connect with their children in a spiritual, loving, and easily effective way. Frankly, it is probably much better than just sending them to church.”- Fr. Richard Rohr, New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation“I love this book! Stories give us ways to connect and consider what we have in common with each other, and to celebrate what makes us delightfully different.”- Melanie DeMore, African-American Folk Singer & Storyteller“After 40 years of teaching, training teachers, and even longer in telling stories – this is the first book I’ve seen quite like this.”- Sara Tisdel, Teacher & Teacher-Trainer“What a great idea for a book! Humans understand the world primarily through stories, which means you can shape the world of the small people you love with just a bit of fancy and a lot of love.”- Bill McKibben, Environmentalist and New York Times Bestselling Author of The End of Nature“In these times of relational poverty, daily stress, and trauma, storytelling is an accessible modality for any parent, teacher or counselor that promotes connection, hope, healing and resiliency—and Silke and Joe provide this important gift through their original stories, ancestral tales and teachings.”- Kara Andresen, LCSW, Child Therapist“In this elegantly written guide, the authors – both gifted teachers of small children – reclaim the timeless tradition of storytelling, giving us practical tools for transforming the most ordinary life experiences into magical adventures to captivate and engage listeners of all ages.”- Mirabai Starr, Author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy“With every chapter, I felt inspired. I began trusting in the moment, not knowing where the story would take us.”- Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, Children’s Author and Illustrator of Same, Same but Different

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SKU etp-v-057855027X
Manufacturer Recommended Age Recommended for Parents or future Parents
MSRP 12.99
Quantity Available in Stock 17
Amazon ASIN Code 057855027X
Category Parenting Books