Storytelling at Coconut Nursery

Coconut Nursery welcomed me with a hot cup of tea before storytelling to their babies and toddlers.  I felt right at home!  For their Black History Month celebrations I re-told the story Jamela’s Dress by Niki Daly. The story is set in Cape Town, featuring the words ‘Kwela’ throughout which refers to the popular South […]

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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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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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