Illinois Storyteller Profile
|Bio:||"I love telling stories to young children. I like seeing their eyes grow bigger and bigger as they listen and watch. I delight in the moment when a child jumps up and starts telling the story right along with me!"|
Nancy tells stories in a style that is true to the way a child learns - through play. She invites the audience to help her tell a story through movement, chanting, singing, dancing, and improvisation. She tells stories to children as a springboard and inspiration for further reading, original writing, creative drama, poetry, the visual arts, and telling stories of their very own. Children love it when Nancy dresses as Mother Goose and performs the nursery rhymes, including her invented verses. Many students greet Nancy, the second time they see her, with the words, "I know you!" She believes the children remember her because... she told them a story!
|Age Groups:||Elementary, Grades K-5 |
|Story Types:||Character Education |
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
|Workshops using Storytelling:||For Educators |