very short stories, including Aesop’s fables, fairy tales, One Minute Stories by
Shari Lewis, and A Piece of the Wind and Other Stories to Tell by Ruthilde
Kronberg and Patricia McKissack
1. Resolve to learn one very short story to tell children each week. The above
suggestions are only a few of the many stories available to tell children.
2. Tell the story at transition times. Not only will this take the anxiety out of
transitions, it will also make transitions something children will look forward
to Repeat the story several times in the week. You will find your skill and
ability to remember stories will improve, and young children love to hear
3. Toward the end of the week, invite the children to participate in telling the
story. They will love it!
More to do Storytelling with children opens many doors to activities involving dramatic
play, art, and music. The children can tell the story in pictures, act out the story
with or without puppets or other playthings, and experiment with musical