Friday, March 27, 2015

Tickle Your Story Bones by Your Story Bag

Well, first of all I have to say that I like very much this expression: tickle your story bones.
Second, I appreciated a lot the exibition of the teacher in the clip.
She shows a fundamental aspect of the storyteller.
A storyteller is not a political leader or generally someone who believes to be one of the kings ruling the world.
She is ready to get down to give emotions and dreams to the audience.
Here is the video.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Everyday Magic Storytelling

Today I am happy to share a very beautiful video with a perfectly mixed duo, a storyteller and a percussionist, Rachel Rose Reid and Abraham Folorunso.
They are making a storytelling show for a kids audience and I think they give a fine example of how stories and live music be good together.
You may find other clips on the channel, Everyday Magic.
Here is the video.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Storytelling at Mango Readers

Today, here is again an activity I support very much: inspiring kids with stories.
That is the fine work I found in Mango Readers, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India): Mangoreaders - we love reading. Inspiring kids to read, create, share and learn with stories. Enabling creativity, design, imagination and dreams.Committed to improving the reading levels among children as decrease in reading habit is becoming prime concern of parents and teachers.
It is a story world for children between 3-10 years of age. We believe kids learn best through stories and so is our story world and physical library of books and our brain teasing toys and puzzles. Join us for all the fun learning!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

World Storytelling Day 2015 Wishes video

Today, the 20th of March is the World Storytelling Day and I am glad to share this wonderful video by the Bangalore Storytelling Society.

This year the theme is Wishes and you can see in the next clip a collective storytelling about it.
I think this is a great idea, storytellers united in telling and listening stories.
From the description: Storytellers from India narrate stories on 'Wishes'. Featuring special guest, Kiran Shah, storyteller from Australia.
Here is the clip, enjoy it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Storytellers from Atlanta

Today I suggest a very interesting video from AIB studios, that provides inspiring and informative programming that feeds your mind, body and spirit.
The clip is about storytelling in Atlanta and you may watch very clever artists showing their talent.
From the description: The art of storytelling, though ancient, is alive and well in metro Atlanta, with storytelling events in a variety of venues, from festivals to bars. Join us for this entertaining AIB Presents that showcases the diversity of the told tale, and the shared sense of community that comes from listening to each other's stories.

Here is the clip.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Storytelling with Scrapbooks

Today I am glad to share with you a very interesting video by Lora Stewart about storytelling with Scrapbooks.
I liked very much the idea and the clip too, very well explained.
Stories are made of memories, colors, images and a lot of life.
I think this finds a perfect home in a scrapbook, so the opposite way.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spanish Digital Storytelling

I know, I have already said that, but I want to repeat because next video proves again that with digital storytelling learning foreign languages is easier.
And if you have a good one all is perfect.
From the video description: This is an idea that I got from Alice Ayel (www.aliceayel.com) a Spanish teacher in Germany.
For this activity students were divided in groups of two or three depending on class size. Students were asked to write a story using structures and vocabulary acquired during CI lessons. They also had to make characters and other props out of paper. Once their project was ready, each group had to come to the "filming table" to record. One student narrated the story (no reading allowed) and the other worked with the props, characters and sound effects. If a third student is present, s/he would film. When they are done filming and telling their stories, we all get to sit, watch and enjoy the videos using a projector. I thought students could complete this project in one class period (60 min) but it turned out to be a little longer than expected. (120 min).

Here is the clip is from Spanish Cuentos (Stories) Channel.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Three Little Pigs Wolf's version

Ladies and gentlemen, here is a raising star: Felicity Wong.
I think she is great and has a bright future as a storyteller with great communicative capacities.
She can also sing very well, as you may see in her channel.
In the following video, where she was 5 years old, she tells the story of the Three Little Pigs, except this is a version where Mr. Wolf is actually a good guy, only misunderstood (as the description explains).
Watch it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Taino Music and Storytelling by Irka Mateo

Today I discovered a very fascinating and interesting artist.
Her name is Irka Mateo and she is a Dominican singer, songwriter and world music artist.
From Wikipedia: Her artistic career has been one of breaking boundaries and embracing people’s deepest humanity especially through their music.
The video you are going to watch shows her work at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Taíno (an Arawak people who were indigenous peoples of the Caribbean) and their music and storytelling.
Telling stories and making music to meet other worlds, that is wonderful.
Here is the clip from her Youtube Channel.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Three wishes for the World Storytelling Day 2015

Fred uit het Broek, a storyteller from Holland, tells a story about three wishes and, at the same time, sends his wishes for the next World Storytelling Day (every year the 20th of March).
The 2015 theme is about the whishes, so that is all perfect.
I think his brief performance is perfect too.
He shows how to tell story with personality and confidence, he seems to be very calm and that is a true key aspect.
Here is the video:



Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Box of Crayons ASL Storytelling

That's fantastic, in my humble opinion, obviously.
In the following clip from Youtube, where songs, music and sounds in general are the leaders, you may see the clever Camille Jeter Lorello of the Michigan School for the Deaf telling the story A Box of Crayons with American Sign Language (you may find here info about the story).
This is storytelling: passion, willing to entertain, immagination, face and body creativity, this is it.
Here is the video from Natalie Grupido Channel:



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Storytelling for Memory Care Facilities

Stories and memories, two words that perfectly link each other, isn't it?
This is the reason why I think that what storyteller Glenda Bonin does is perfect.
She is an artist from Tucson, Arizona (USA) and in the following clip she shows the importance of her storytelling work to entertain and encourage memory recall for seniors, as description says.
Here is the video from Martha McClements' channel :