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The Power of Art

The Art of Storytelling
Stories are not just for reading from books. Bringing them to life through performance will help your child develop all kinds of lasting life skills:


Once upon a time, a story made a difference to your life. Stories matter throughout our lives, but they are especially important in childhood. They help us to discover what we care about and who we are. Seeing professional storytellers at work, and performing stories themselves, does an enormous amount to help children develop their sense of who they are. 

Self Expression 
By watching and listening to storytelling, and by participating in interactive sessions, children learn how to express their own responses and feelings, not only through language and voice projection but also through movement and gesture. When music is added, their sense of pitch and rhythm, present in language but heightened in music, is further advanced. 

Understanding comes to children at different stages and in different ways; with storytelling in performance, they are able to follow and learn not only through what they hear but also through what they sense and observe. 

Interactive storytelling is about relationship building – children learn when to respond, and how to interact with others. Their social skills develop in leaps and bounds. 

Emotional Development
The rich variety of themes and characters in storytelling creates a safe space in which children can explore a wide range of emotions and feelings, without fear of criticism or judgement. 

Self Confidence
By giving children the opportunity to participate in interactive storytelling, you will boost their confidence in all kinds of ways, empowering them to realize that they can do this too – and be heard!



The StoryBox Project
Are You:
A student whose teacher told you that you should publish that story.
A writer who is looking for new audiences for your work.
A storyteller who knows the value of sharing stories.
A parent who wants to let people know about your favorite aunt or uncle
A social activist who wants to share a narrative about change
A dreamer who just wants to tell us about the worlds you create
A person who is proud of their country’s tradition and wants others in the world to know about it:
Share your stories by sending them to us so that we can place them in the international/national Story Boxes. These Story Boxes are shared with new audiences in places in and around the world. Hundreds and thousands of people will read them. A teacher may use the story to help their classroom. A storyteller may perform your story to a group of kids. We have had people published as a result of reading their story in the Story Box. A community organizer may share their story to help others value their community. A child may create their own world based on your imagination. We guarantee the story will travel and with each new place, new readers will discover your story.
The Story Box is designed to help share the global world of stories. The narrative either we make up or we live is worth sharing with others. No story is edited. We do ask that you mark it for kids /adults or both. It is simply placed in the Story Box. However, when you fill out the story form,(see below) people are encouraged to let you know where the story travels and what they did with it. Don’t be surprised to hear from others around the world about your story. Kids write the authors. Other writers share ideas. Your writing is part of the Global sharing experiences.
Drop Off Box

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