School and Family Storytelling Programs
Joyful opportunities for children to experience and demonstrate
the power and possibilities of language.
Considering what we've all been through with the disruptions of Covid,
our school programs for 2021-2022 are simply dedicated to having fun together,
sharing and listening to great stories!
"Liz and Bob transformed classroom environments that were once quiet and subdued into learning environments filled with language and laughter."Bryan Garcia , Principal, Rio Rancho Schools
"Bob and Liz a have been an integral part of the fabric of our school community. They have established deep and meaningful relationships with our students and staff and have helped us reach our goals of improving oral language development and our overall capacity around language development and literacy. Michael Weinberg, Principal, Cochiti Elementary School
"Transformational! With their emphasis on collaboration they helped my students become a community. They involved even my most reluctant students in meaningful and compelling discourse. Most importantly, I saw my students become excited about learning!"
Mary Rafferty, New Futures High School, Albuquerque
Family Literacy Events
Involve and delight the whole family!
F.E.A.S.T. (Families Eating and Storytelling Together) Our unique nationwide initiative that promotes the importance of the family meal. We host an evening of food, storytelling, and storytelling games that support healthy communication while building bridges of understanding and respect between generations and cultures.
Literacy Night Performances
Plain old fashioned stories and fun for students and families. Everyone gets into the act during these truly participatory evenings.
Family Literacy Evening Workshops
Lively and engaging experiences help parents learn how to share the joy of children's books ,family stories, and outdoor exploration; paving the way for a lifelong love of books, reading and nature..
Bring the Power of Storytelling to your school or home. Help your children and students find their voice
and express themselves with confidence!
Bob and his Mom
The Voiceless Child
During her first four years of school, Sophie's teachers never heard her utter a single word in class. Then on the third day of our storytelling residency, Sophie picked up the Talking Stick, introduced herself and explained how her mother made tortillas. Her classmates instantly erupted in cheers and applause. The faculty lunch room was abuzz with the news. A young French film student heard the story and created this video- The Voiceless Child.
Elementary School Themed Programs
Everyone Wants to Get Into The Act!
Our signature brand of participatory storytelling. Watch and listen as your students fly with the fairies, howl with coyotes and perform with the Off the Bookshelf and Into the World Band.
A bilingual celebration of tales from Latin lands, told with gusto! Check out Liz's Bilingual Storytelling page!
Environmental Tales - Stories For A Small Planet
Everyday is Earth Day when Bob draws on his years as a Nature Center Director, artfully weaving together traditional stories and natural history in a program that encourages curiosity, wonder and respect for the earth.