Kid Tales

Kid Tales

Kids as Mystery Solvers, Giant Defeaters, and Heroes & Heroines
from around the world and back in time.
These 45-minute storytelling programs can be customized for all ages.

Dragons I Have Known and Loved

dragonslovedDragons have always caused fear and fascination in listeners. But do they make good pets? Find out and hear stories of dragons—the good, the bad and the ugly—before you head out to your local pet store.
Grades: PreK-4
Curriculum Connections: Communication Arts & Storytelling

“I’m gonna ask Santa for a pet dragon!” — Preschooler

I Love to Read!

ilovetoreadA book begins as a story created by someone’s imagination. Listen to well known (and not so well known) stories that have been transformed into books, poems, raps, songs and even movies. Perfect for Reading Week programs.
Grades: K-6
Curriculum Connections: Communication Arts, Reading & Storytelling

“Thank you for sharing your stories during Rockwood Reading Week. I liked the way that you emphasized that there are many ways to share stories from books to poetry to storytelling.” — Elementary Teacher

Kids on Stage!

kidsonstageKids join in on the storytelling fun in these interactive stories which feature fairy tale raps, original mini-plays, fractured fairy tales, round-robin stories and beloved classics. Stories can be tailored for pre-schoolers or elementary school-age kids.
Grades: K-5
Curriculum Connections: Communications Arts & Storytelling

“You entertained over 800 students and teachers with your wonderful stories. I especially liked your audience participation pieces. Kids really enjoyed taking parts and their peers had fun seeing them in the spotlight… Very funny stuff!”

Tales of Magic and Manhood

manhoodkidBoys need something special to mark—and sometimes ease—their transition from boyhood to manhood. For thousands of years Story has been used to initiate boys into a new world of responsibilities and challenges. Three coming-of-age stories show boys how to confront their monsters and their manhood. Perfect for Boy Scout groups as the program features the story on which Cub Scouting is based.

 

Tales of Magic and Maidens

maidenflyingPowerful changes occur, physically, mentally and spiritually, as girls become women. These changes can be frightening as well as exhilarating, but stories shared can transform and empower girls as they cross the threshold into young womanhood. Perfect for Girl Scout Troops.

 

 

Name that Fairytale

castleEveryone in the audience takes part in this storytelling game show. Some are invited on stage as contestants and others provide sound effects. When the audience names the correct fairytale, Karen tells the story. Game show clues become props and costumes and audience members become story characters.
Ages: Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Communication Arts (Fairy Tales) & Storytelling

“Kids really enjoyed taking part, and their peers had fun seeing them in the spotlight. They resembled human marionettes when you made them move. Very funny!” — St. Louis Librarian

Pirates & Mermaids & Monsters, OH MY

mermaid-pirateDive into magical and watery stories from around the world. The pirates and mermaids and monsters you meet will be….YOU. A treasure chest of costumes and props transform listeners into story characters. The entire audience helps make the swashbuckling action come alive. Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of fun.
Grades: Pre-K through 5
Curriculum Connections: Communication Arts & Storytelling

“I wanna be a mermaid every day!” — St. Louis Elementary Student
“Can I go to Captain Youngblood’s school for pirates?” — Omaha NE Elementary Student

Tales from Bugville

bugsvilleReach into Karen’s Magic Treasure Box and you will find bug costumes—lady bugs, butterflies, grasshoppers, bees and even a caterpillar or two. These wild and wacky “Tales From Bugville,” encourage audience members to join her onstage and “catch the reading bug” by becoming the buzzing bugs and irritating insects in these fun stories from around the world.
Grades: Pre K-4
Curriculum Connections: Natural Science, Communication Arts & Storytelling

“Tales from Bugville fit with our Summer Reading Club perfectly. Kids loved to participate with the stories and wear the costumes and props.” — Kansas City Librarian