Build your oral storytelling skills and boost opportunities for children's talk with Storyshapes!
Storyshaping is an inclusive and interactive way to create shared stories orally. The adult Storyshaper uses the Storyshapes as visual and tactile pointers to encourage and inspire the children to share their ideas in response to story questions. Storyshapes help give the story a structure and act as a memory aid for the adult in the telling of the story. Children have the opportunity to use their own imagination and communicate their ideas while gaining an overwhelming sense of pride and unity in the achievement and ownership of their own story.
The training will be delivered by the inventor of Storyshaping, Julia Damassa alongside Naomi Foxcorft, an experienced Early Years teacher and trainer. In addition to Storyshapes, participants will be shown a number of additional storytelling tools including:
- storytelling with stones
- how to make story sticks
- stories in the home
We have ten free places for charities. The training is suitable for Early Years Practitioners including childminders and anybody interested in increasing opportunities for speaking, listening and communication.
Storyshaping has won the following awards:
Read an article about Storyshapes here: http://media.wix.com/ugd//1eddd1_89f015bc0ab93e723f90a1ab5923cd12.pdf
What materials will I receive?
Every participant will receive a storyshaping guide, as well as story shape cube template so that you can begin storyshaping immediately. There will also be a shop selling other products but there is no obligation to buy. You can even make your own storyshapes at home.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
email@example.com or call Naomi @ 07834 624 007
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Please email us or call 07834 624 007 to inform us of name changes
I have booked a free charity place, do I need to bring evidence?
Yes. Please bring a letter from your employer, confirming that you work for the charity, and the name and charity registration number.
Is this training part of a wider campaign?
Yes! It is part of the Tell Me A Story Campaign. Visit www.tell-me-a-story to find out more
When & Where
Universal Learning Solutions
Previously available through the National Literacy Trust, the training is now being offered by Universal Learning Solutions, a Lancaster social enterprise working to support children's literacy locally and in West Africa. We are offering the training at a fantastic, discounted rate as part of a wider storytelling campaign to increase oppotunities for children's talk in the Lancaster district.