When we share stories and songs with young children we have an opportunity to create a special sacred space, a time for stillness, listening and observing. Stories, songs and rhymes help our children to develop a sense of well being, wonder and place in the world. It is the beginning of a love for language, of words, of expression of self, of being able to communicate effectively in the world.
When we work with rhythm and repetition we help the child to feel secure in a fast changing world, slowing the pace down a little, so that they can breathe easily. We can guide them through the seasons stimulating their imagination and strengthening their inner world, so they can grow to be inventive, resourceful, lateral thinkers.
During this weekend we will focus on storytelling for and with very young children, looking at what they need and how we can create the time and environment for storytelling in a rhythmical way throughout the year.
This course is most suited to anyone who cares for children under the age of 5 including parents and grandparents; child minders; nursery teachers and nurses; library staff; carers and nannies.
No previous storytelling experience is required.
It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Emerson College. We will email you a booking form with your acceptance letter. The costs are not included in our tuition fee and are per weekend per person: Accommodation for 2 nights and all meals £120.00, Lunches and breaks only £30
If you prefer accommodation in the village of Forest Row, (20-25 minute walk), please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of available accommodation
If you don't hold a European passport, please call us on: +44 (0)1342 822563 or email before you book.
This course is offered on a GIFT ECONOMY basis: pay what you can afford to pay for it. Please email email@example.com for more info.