Inspiring Storytelling

 

Children love stories. As a professional storyteller, my unique and enthusiastic approach to storytelling awakens the imagination of children of all ages. I run interactive storytelling days in schools where the pupils not only listen to stories told by me, but also have the opportunity to act out what they have heard and become storytellers themselves.

I also offer an option where I teach a group of children a story. They then break up into smaller groups and practise retelling the story until they are confident enough to share their newly learned story with children from other classes. Telling a story orally, with no book to rely on, is a feeling like no other, and one that gives the teller a huge boost of confidence, not to mention enjoyment. The listeners think it is rather cool that their peers are telling them a story, rather than their teacher reading one from a book.

As children learn the act of storytelling, their confidence in writing their own stories grows. If a child learns how to tell an interesting story, they also gain a better understanding of how to write an interesting, well structured story.

I tell stories suitable for Nursery age children right up to Year 6 children. Some of the stories are my own, some are adapted from other sources, and all are fun, exciting and interactive.

 

What makes me different?

    • Fun and engaging
    • Over 10 years’ experience
    • DBS certified
    • Nursery – Year 6
    • Poet, Storyteller and Writer
    • Teacher trainer
    • Visited over 200 schools

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On holiday in Northumberland. I’ve found a rather nice writing spot. I also heard a fun tale involving a friend’s little daughter - inspiration hit. Enjoy!

Maisy’s Jumper

Little baby Ivy
Splashing in the bath
Cousin Maisy’s helping
Making Ivy laugh

First she puts some bubbles
High on Ivy’s head
Then a game of peekaboo
Before it’s time for bed

But just as bath time’s ending
Baby Ivy stops
She grunts and groans and pushes hard...
Plop! Plop! Plop!

“Mum!” yells Maisy, “gross! Oh yuck!
Look what Ivy’s done!”
The evidence is floating round -
It’s not a number one!

Ivy shoots a hand out
And grabs a pile of poo
This cute and gorgeous baby knows
Exactly what to do

She throws her missile through the air
Straight at cousin Maisy
It lands on Maisy’s brand new jumper -
Poor girl just goes crazy

“Help!” screams Maisy. “Get it off!
I think I’m going to vom.”
Maisy’s mum comes running in
To see what’s going on

She starts to laugh - she cannot stop -
Tears run down her cheeks
It is by far the funniest thing
That she has seen for weeks

And as for baby Ivy?
She giggles: “Ooh ooh, eee!”
Sits down with satisfaction...
...And fills the bath with wee!
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Thanks!

Con
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We have 3 lovely guinea pigs - Tomato, Sponge and Foxy Mae. But our girls are allergic to them and, since we’ve got Pebbles (our dog) they don’t get much of a look in.

We’ve taken the tough decision to re-home them once we get back off our holidays. But we want them to go somewhere they’ll be loved and looked after.

We have an outdoor cage, cage cover, water bottle along with the guinea pigs themselves. They are lovely pets - never bitey- but just not right for us Burdekins anymore 😞.

If you’re interested, please let us know. We don’t want any money for them - just lots of love.

Thanks!!

Con and Clare

*They live in the garden at ours but can also be housed indoors*
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