The sequel to the award-winning Natural Storyteller: Wildlife tales for telling, this book encourages parents and teachers of young children to tell stories in their family or pre-school
Children love songs, action rhymes and stories. They love their parents, carers and teachers telling them stories. They love telling stories of their own.
Written by two pioneering storytellers, Fairytales, Families and Forests is an invitation and guide to storytelling with and for young children. For each year of the child’s life, from birth to seven years, the book offers age-specific stories, verses and games. It is brimming with ideas for celebrating the seasons, for participation, for harnessing rhythm and rhyme, puppets and crafts.
A book to enrich family and pre-school life and help instill a love of trees, nature and the outdoors in the next generation of storytellers.
About the Author
Georgiana Keable started out with the Storytelling Nursery in Reading, drawing on Steiner Waldorf early years education. She runs the multicultural Storyhuset in Oslo, tells stories to thousands of children in Norway, teaches at outdoor learning centres in Slovenia and at The Forest Schools Conference in the UK. She walked with her daughter from Oslo to the Lofoten Islands telling and collecting stories on the way. She toured North America with adult and children’s shows, based on her first Hawthorn book, The Natural Storyteller: Wildlife tales for telling.
Dawne McFarlane teaches storytelling across Canada, inspired by her storytelling Scottish grandfather. She has worked with world music and dance with choreographers, dancers, Sign Language Interpreters, musicians, and clowns. As a parent and Waldorf teacher, she has been storytelling and teaching around campfires, outdoor bread ovens, kitchen tables, and in classrooms for over thirty years. She performed at storytelling festivals in Toronto, Vancouver and Edinburgh. She was a faculty member at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto for 8 years. She lives in Toronto.