Working in pairs to tell a story
Hand action storytelling
Finger play storytelling
Participants tell each other stories
Visual storytelling
Examples of storytelling tools
Felt glove & velcro puppets
Hand Puppets
Story Cards - kamishibai
Visual aids for storytelling
Participants tell together
Hand action storytelling
Kamini shares her experience ...
Storytelling with visuals

Techniques of Engaging Children Through Stories

Workshop for MA Art Therapy Postgraduate Students

As part of the Human Development & Clinical Theories Module

Date: 13 Oct 2015

12.30pm - 3.00pm

Location: LASALLE College of the Arts

A special workshop for MA Art Therapy students at LASALLE College of the Arts focusing on storytelling specifically for children as target audience.

Areas covered:

crafting an appropriate length story based on attention span and age 
awareness of a child’s attention span
selecting techniques to include in the telling of the story so as to keep the child engaged i.e. participation and interaction
using visuals and other sensorial elements to appeal to a more multi-sensory storytelling approach
using props, tools, puppets in the storytelling experience to enhance the sessions
selection of child-friendly language and vocabulary
incorporation of repetition
use of rhyming words and rhythm i.e. short songs
crafting a story bearing in mind memory: to constantly repeat so the child can recap, recall and remember details of what has already been said
being aware that the same story should be crafted in such a way that the child can re-tell it from any angle or section: the rule of 'there is no 1 way to tell a story'
using finger-play and hand-action techniques; using whole body movements; involving games within the story

This workshop is not open to the public