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Bringing the Story Home : The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents - Lisa Lipkin

Bringing the Story Home

The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents

Paperback Published: 17th November 2001
ISBN: 9780393322606
Number Of Pages: 221

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Lavishly endowed with over 100 original, hands-on activities for children aged three to ten, this book teaches parents to incorporate storytelling into household activities and to address real-life situations. In addition to folklore from our own and other cultures, it features a rich sampling of tales actually invented by children and their parents-stories that will inspire readers to invent their own. "[I]t's refreshing to see how a parent can kindle a child's imagination through the magic of the oral tradition."-Stage Directions "After reading this unpretentious, delightful romp of a book, no parent will be able to walk into a room and not imagine potential stories in every corner."-Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore

Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 17
Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Integrating Storytelling into Everyday Activitiesp. 27
Mealtimep. 29
Household Choresp. 32
Instead of TVp. 34
Bedtimep. 35
Travelp. 36
More Fun Magic Capsp. 37
Homeworkp. 38
Story: And Sometimes Yp. 40
Story: The Magic Mapp. 46
"When I Was a Kid, I Walked Twelve Miles to School in the Snow": How to Collect and Share Your Family's Folklorep. 51
The World of Childhoodp. 55
What's in a Name?p. 60
The Stuff of Our Livesp. 62
The Healing Place: Hospital Storiesp. 64
Red as a Beet: Embarrassing Storiesp. 65
There's a Fly in Your Soup: Practical Joke Storiesp. 66
Naughty Naughty: Discipline Storiesp. 67
Photographsp. 68
Family Expressionsp. 70
Family Customsp. 71
Family Charactersp. 72
Story: Aunt Sally and Uncle Fifthp. 73
Becoming a Folkloristp. 77
Adoptionp. 82
Bibliography of Adoption Literaturep. 83
Gulps, Guffaws, and Giggles: How to Read Stories to Childrenp. 84
Preparing to Read Aloudp. 86
Making Written Stories Even More Funp. 90
Making the Most out of Illustrationsp. 101
Putting It All Togetherp. 105
Story: A Boy Named Rayp. 105
Fairy Talesp. 107
Story: Cinderelmap. 112
Story: The Indian Cinderellap. 119
Bibliography of Favorite Read-Aloud Storiesp. 121
Wizards, Lizards, and Blizzards: Creating Imaginary Storiesp. 125
Recognizing Your Hidden Jewelsp. 127
Once upon a Time ...p. 130
Creating a Storyp. 131
Stories That Soothep. 136
Creation Storiesp. 140
How to Prompt a Storyp. 142
Story: A Story for Heatherp. 144
Gobble Your Goblins: Taking the Scare out of Ghost Storiesp. 147
How to Have Fun with Scary Storiesp. 151
Spooky Activities without the Frightp. 152
Creating Friendly Ghost Storiesp. 154
Story: Long, Long Fingers and Ruby, Ruby Lipsp. 157
Who Towed Noah's Ark? Bringing Bible Stories to Lifep. 159
Backgroundp. 162
Selecting Your Storyp. 162
Preparing Your Storyp. 164
Modern Midrashp. 168
Story: A New Yorker's Guide to Edenp. 168
Story: The Parable of the Serpentp. 174
Discovering Godp. 177
Story: Leonardo Lobsterp. 179
When Life Makes Us Blue: Stories That Address Childhood Issuesp. 181
Feeling Left Out: The Growing Up of Littleberry Johnsonp. 183
Sibling Rivalry: Dumb Baby!p. 187
Thumb-sucking: Slurp! Slurp! Slurp!p. 191
Controlling Your Anger: The Dragonp. 193
Fear of the Dark: The Boy and the Darkp. 195
Death of a Loved One: The Cow-tail Switchp. 198
Proud as a Peacock: Stories That Reinforce Positive Behaviorp. 203
Helping One Another: Heaven and Hellp. 204
Sharing: The Two Friends: A Folktalep. 205
Trusting Your Own Judgment: A Bedouin Talep. 208
Asking for Help: The Mountain and the Cliffp. 209
Acceptance: The Rooster Who Would Be Kingp. 212
Additional Resourcesp. 217
Creditsp. 220
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ISBN: 9780393322606
ISBN-10: 0393322602
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 17th November 2001
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.03 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.2