Reading Club Advice: How do I tell great stories?

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nalibali User:
Dramatics, exaggeration, repetition of catchy phrases and invitations to interact all help give life to you story. Little ones also love props and pictures although actions and using ones imagination work well too. Most of all relax into you story. The more you share it, the more it becomes your own. Enjoy your storytelling.

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nalibali User:
Read the story alone first in order to understand it before reading for the children. Practice your tones of voice you will use when reading and your body movements. Practice practice practice in order to be well prepared.

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nalibali User:
Thabile, never be afraid to be mad, crazy enough to be dramatic as you bring life to the words. Love it! Live it!

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nalibali User:
HI Thabile. I also just recently started my own group of 7 - 14 years old. What I have realised is that you have show movements and facial expressions when telling the story. This is making them to be attentive and excited to hear more. Thanks, Ntyilie

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nalibali User:
Make sure you act according to the story

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nalibali User:
Hello Thabile My advice to you is if you want to be a great storyteller you need to share your story with them and ask questions if they don't asked you. Also you can ask them to do their own stories. Last you can repeat the story if you see they didn't hear you. More special is to actor when you do storytelling. All the best.

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nalibali User:
Just looking to your children's in ur club , create any story about them and what they love mostly , after you ask them , what they've learned from you story You can start by tell them your story about ur life After you will be creative and good creator

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nalibali User:
Hellow sisters,I normaly familiarise the children with the book that we are going to read then start to read to then,I later have them telling me about what we read and then let then play the charecters.

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nalibali User:
Dear Thabile: Let them draw what they have read about. Engage them about asking them questions about the story. Seeing that they are very young,they can dramatize the story. Good luck.

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nalibali User:
Hi Thabile It gets better with time. You'll lose all inhibitions and eventually become the story. Your children will love you for the special bond that develops during this time. When you are refered to by your favourite story character's name, you know you've nailed it. Best of luck and keep the stories flowing.

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