CELEBRATE WORLD STORYTELLING DAY – MARCH 20th

Storytelling-Day

World Storytelling Day was developed in the 1990’s as a worldwide celebration of storytelling, an opportunity for storytellers to share stories on the same day all over the globe. Beginning in Sweden, the day was celebrated as ‘All Storytellers Day’. From Sweden the celebration grew all over Northern and Eastern Europe, into the America’s and beyond. The date is chosen as the beginning of the Spring Solstice (or Autumn solstice for the Southern hemisphere), and is also a date used in Mexico as ‘Day of the Storytellers’.

The theme for 2010 is “Light and Shadow”

What a great way to spark a child’s imagination…

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….Let them discover their SHADOWS.

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Let’s Go Outside

On a bright sunny day go outside and observe shadows. Let your children explore shadows of themselves in different positions eg standing, crouched down, with arms extended or like Samuel here- playing basketball.

You can record their shadows with chalk on the tarmac.

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Or capture their shadows on camera. Download the pictures and let your child make up a story based around their images. (Sam loves to play around with his photographs using photoshop-this is computer time I am happy to encourage).

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Sam thought this shadow looked like a TRex

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But this was his favourite shadow…….The ALIEN

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Now Sam is ready for his storytelling on March 20th…ARE YOU?

Always remember: It is very dangerous to look at the Sun. NEVER look directly at the Sun.

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