STORIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
(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)
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
Grasshopper and the Ant
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
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.
web page updated 9/2/02)