Mozilla Festival 2014

It’s been a brilliant two days of interactive storytelling, creativity and open source coding.  My daughter went along to the Mozilla Festival 2014 with her dad Matt Shearer. Matt’s BBC News lab team were running a demo at the Science Fair.   Children were getting stuck in for the giant ‘Maker Party’.  From coding Minecraft to […]

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Story Dolls for Early Years

Today was a fun day of Black History Month storytelling at Willow Children’s Centre in Holloway. I went packed with storytelling props and used these two dolls to help me tell the story of ‘My Two Grannies’ by Floella Benjamin. Teachers said that  the babies and toddlers were ‘really engaged throughout’. These are wonderful story […]

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A beautiful boat for stories

Story Boat My mother-in-law Lori very kindly lent me this wonderful boat, to use as part of my storytelling sessions.  The boat is over 60 years old! They can imagine they’re sailing away on the Story Boat to another time and place. When I took it to Stamford Hill Primary school for a storytelling session, […]

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Black History Month stories

Today I spent time with a Year 5 class at Campsbourne Junior School to run an oral storytelling workshop.  I’d prepared Black History Month stories which the children could take part in. Some of them had heard the tale of Ananse and the Unknown Assignment by Peggy Appiah from her book ‘Tales of an Ashanti Father’. As […]

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