About Storytelling
Stories for the Telling ...

 
Storytelling is a personal growth activity that -
  
... maintains/fosters oral skills
    ... develops proficiency in public speaking
     ... builds self- confidence
      ... can do much to  improve/restore self esteem
        ... stimulates discussion skills
         ... encourages positive social interaction.


 
Storytelling is a social activity that -
   
... encourages listening and talking with others in a purposeful  
          setting
       ... offers innovative approaches to social problem solving
           (e.g. bullying, conflict resolution, relationships etc)


  
Storytelling is creative activity that -
   
... enables participants to each function at their own levels and
         in their uniquely individual ways
       ... encourages and extends the abilities of differently abled
           persons
           ... is able to co-ordinate all sensory and kinesthetic
               modalities - verbal, visual, aural,
                       tactile, spatial, motor etc


  
Storytelling is a cognitive activity that -
   
... fosters lateral thinking
       ... draws on both divergent and convergent thinking
          ... encourages analysyis and synthesis
              ... builds up verbal skills and the sequencing of ideas
                   ... enhances concentration, memory



  
Storytelling is a fun activity that -
 
... warms the heart
        ... makes friendship real
           ... brings laughter to the eyes



  
mabel kaplan (c) 2002
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