Well, I do not understand the language of the today video.
However, as I wrote before, I do not think that words meaning are so relevant in storytelling.
The true meaning is a large aspect of the whole work.
More than all at school with kids, where you have a very openminded audience, you have to pay attention to a greater number of ingredients that could make your story alive.
You may see in the storytelling clip by Amanda Hughes how much some tips are important.
The calm voice of the storyteller, the measure of the book, with large and nice pages and moreover the wonderful drawings behind her. Children's drawings, that is a perfect choice, I think.
She shows to be 'inside' the kids imagination, phisically.
Here is the video.