Tips for storytelling- Use of storybag, box or a basket

You as a storyteller need tips for storytelling is to create interactive sensory experience, to decide what goes into your story bag and hence choosing the items you can use to represent and correspond to scenes, characters and special moments in the book you have chosen. When you as a parent trying to do storytelling to your child at home, you need to decide on what to put inside the storybag or storybox. These are props for your storyline and use them when you tell your story. Before you begin, who is your audience, what is the age of the child or children, what are the characters of the story, and have you picked at least two or three stories. So, compile those for storybag. Tips for storytelling when you want to become a creative educator thinking to take storytelling as a career. The easiest ones is to compile stories for kids and engage with multiple schools as a freelancer storyteller career. Here are some tips for storytelling using a storybag.

  1. Simple everyday materials as the props that correspond clearly to the book and will help you to tell the story as you read.
  2. Yes, your story bag can be of an interactive sensory experience. You need a type of bag to think about how you will stimulate, engage child’s senses through the materials you choose.
  • Create a story bag or a storybox (basically a box), that has the capacity to offer playful learning and extension experiences during/after the story has been told. So, it might contain some additional children activity ideas, craft materials for children, or children fiction books.

What is the process of using storybag, storybox or a basket?

  1. You stand while your child sits down and then you ask what they think is inside the bag
  2. Approach one could be, put all of the bag items out and then ask thee children to choose which of these materials they want, for you to tell the story.
  3. Approach two is to use props while you tell them the story, keeping the suspense to unfold slowly.
  4. Approach three, offer the storybag to children, and ask them if they can use things to tell you a story.
  5. Approach five, if they can tell a story, later on use items to make a craft out of it.
  6. Approach six, leave the bag at a place, place all items on shelf, walls, on top of table for them to see.

Benefits of storybag as learning resource for children

  • Listening to stories with focussed attention and detail
  • Gaining confidence and show ability to recall
  • Using new words expanding vocabulary in different contexts.
  • Taking turns in a conversation.
  • Solving problems.
  • Develop ability to listen to others.
  • Child is able to sequence and clarify their thinking, ideas and feelings.
  • Using language to imagine
  • Child will re-create story roles in their ‘me time’ leading to and imaginary experiences.
  • Expand the same stories through multimedia, real life .

So here are some of the Tips for storytelling is to create interactive sensory experience. Join UOS for professional help for your child’s storytelling needs