The reading for our class on Wednesday, February 6th, Once Upon a Time: An Introduction to the Inaugural Issue, addresses the burgeoning issue of “leaving structures in place that will continue the work [of storytelling] in succeeding generations” (4). Contemporary storytellers are attempting to bring storytelling into academia in hopes of keeping the tradition alive. The National Storytelling Network has now divided itself into Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to help with this cause, including one category called Storytelling for K-12, which focuses on “storytelling for young people” (5). This video is a demonstration of how one teacher brings storytelling to life via voice while developing the attention and communication skills of nursery school children.
-Kayla M. Burson