Classic Tales for Children

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Keys and candlesticks from Sleeping Beauty’s castle!

Classic Tales is a multi-sensory approach to guiding children’s experience with literature in a classroom rather than stage environment. After reading each tale aloud, we work as a group to express the story dramatically. We arrange props and simple scenery, choose costumes from the collection, use speech and song to tell the story and move expressively to instrumental music for processions, dances and other plot elements. Many sessions will include time for students to make props which they will be able to take home. Parents watch the final minutes of each class to view our work.

Please explore the individual tales by selecting from the menu at the top of the page, and read about the children, the classes, and my thinking about the power of these stories to inspire children on my blog page.