Look outside. The seasons are changing around you. There are new smells, new sights, new sounds. You want to bring this beauty to children in a way that invites them into magic and wonder.
But telling stories feels a little scary, or strange, or awkward. You don't want to make it cartoonish or preachy, but you want to offer something that honors the realities of the natural world, whether beneath the earth, or among the stars.
How can you create something simple, or even something grand, that does all of it -- awakens wonder, sparks imagination, and offers real knowledge about plants, animals, minerals, even cycles of nature?
Storymaking. Creating something new from something real and true, that helps children and even adults to enter into a new relationship with the breathtaking world around us.
You have the power to make magic. Observe, reflect, dream, and spin a new thread of story that weaves your listener into the web of nature.
In this course, you will:
Learn how a few simple moments each day can provide you with a wealth of story material.
Try some fun exercises that help you out of facts and figures learning, and into a new world of wonder-learning.
Create a Wonder Book, a home for all your observations, dreams, and story sparks, with words and images.
Connect with other storytellers in a private facebook group, where we will encourage one another to step boldly into joy-filled storytelling.
Course begins on October 23, 2017, and runs four weeks. Perfect for teachers, homeschoolers, Sunday School leaders, scout leaders, parents, naturalists, and anyone who wants to share nature with children.
This course I'm offering is one that will be strongly influenced by YOU -- based on YOUR questions and needs, I'll offer prompts and discussions to help further the journey. We'll explore these inside our private Facebook group. What you get:
two lessons each week, delivered right to your inbox
access to our private facebook group, with live videos and extra links and ideas.
new inspiration to enliven your storytelling practice
simple tips and fun activities to help you dive into storytelling right away
When you sign up, you will be added to the list for this course! You will also receive an invoice for $37 through PayPal. If you choose not to pay before the course begins, you won't actually receive any of the emails, which would be a bummer.