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EASY-TO-TELL STORIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
(excerpts from posts)
(If you want to retell any of the stories listed below, be sure to obtain permission from the copyright holder if the material is not in the public domain)

1) Easy-to-Tell Stories for Young Children by Annette Harrison.
Anansi's Good Day
Bobbie the Boo
Boy Who Became a Caribou
Farmer and the Spiderweaver
Gossipy Child
Grasshopper and the Ant
Johnny Appleseed
Little Red House
North Wind and the Sun
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Butterfly Brothers
Why Bear Sleeps All Winter Long

2) I recommend four books......
Easy to tell Stories for Young Children
Tell it Again
Tell it Again 2
Joining In

All GREAT collections of stories and instructions on the telling of same. all available from http://www.storytellingstore.com

3) A good place to start is with a book of stories called Joining In, compiled by Teresa Miller,Yellow Moon PRess, 1988. Of course, you can make any traditional tale (3 Little Pigs, Gingerbread Man, Billy Goats Gruff) more participatory than it already is. The kids will join you with any encouragement. Just be careful - there's an old storyteller's truth - for more audience participation than you can possibly use just ask : Does anybody have a dog?

4) Another good book with stories for preschool and kindergarten is Multicultural Folktales by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski.




(This web page updated 9/2/02)

 

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