School and Family Storytelling Programs 

Joyful opportunities for children to experience and demonstrate

the power and possibilities of language.

Pre-Recorded or Live Online programs now available for 

Public and Private Schools, Families, and Learning Pods

 

"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

Bring the Power of Storytelling to your school or home.  Help your children and students find their voice

and express themselves with confidence!

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Storytelling in Time of Covid

Whether it be for pure joy and entertainment, or to support  lesson plans and learning objectives, we are currently offering one time, or recurring live and pre-recorded storytelling sessions.  Please call or email us and we will work with you to find just the right way to keep the spirit of storytelling and connection alive in your home, school and community.  

We will strive to make our storytelling offerings available to everyone who asks for them. That means that we will work with you to offer our services for our full fee, a reduced fee, or gratis depending on your family, or organization's budget. The old stories can guide us all in striving for what is fair, kind, equitable and just

Family Literacy Events

Involve and delight the whole family!

F.E.A.S.T. (Families Eating and Storytelling Together) 

our innovative  nationwide initiative that promotes

the importance of the family meal. We host an evening

of food, storytelling, and storytelling games that supports

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.

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Salsa!  

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.

 

 

 

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Middle and High School Programs

 

The Power of Choice

Combines traditional folktales chosen to both entertain and spark discussion about issues that mid-school students care deeply about. Topics include making and keeping friends, the qualities of true friendship, identity, peer pressure, arguments, and apologies.  We create a safe and caring communication environment where students voice their perspectives while listening to others.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hero's Journey

Entertaining and thought provoking stories serve as a springboard for inquiry and discussion about the challenges and choices that teenagers face.  Finding mentors, discovering personal power, taking positive risks, overcoming obstacles and making a contribution are among the many themes we explore.

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