How to Tell Stories to Children, and Some Stories to Tell cover

How to Tell Stories to Children, and Some Stories to Tell

Sara Cone Bryant (1873-?)

1. 0 - Preface and Introduction
2. 1 - The Purpose of Storytelling in School
3. 2a - Selection of Stories to Tell
4. 2b - Example Story: The Three Little Pigs
5. 2c - Example Story: The Three Bears
6. 2d - Example Story: The Old Woman and her Pig
7. 2e - Suggestions and List of Familiar Fairy Tales
8. 3a - Adaptation of Stories for Telling
9. 3b - Example Story: The Golden River
10. 3c - Further Comment
11. 3d - Example Story: The Red Thread of Courage
12. 3e - Example Story: The Elf and the Dormouse
13. 3f - Analysis of Method
14. 4 - How to Tell the Story
15. 5 - Some Specific Schoolroom uses of Storytelling
16. 6 - Stories Selected and Adapted for Telling- Especially for Kindergarten and Class I
17. 7 - Stories Selected and Adapted for Telling- Especially for for Classes II and III
18. 8 - Stories Selected and Adapted for Telling- Especially for Classes IV and V
19. 9 - The Child Mind and How to Satisfy It

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Sara Cone Bryant was an educator and storyteller who wrote several books on the importance of oral storytelling to children, and stories to tell children. This volume expounds on her theories and practices of telling stories to children, and provides several examples. Her conversational writing style makes this work as relevant for parents and teachers as it was 90 years ago.