Category Archives: storytelling

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Moving Sale

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Moving with the winds

As many of you will know The Honeyclock has been for sale since February.  Our buyer doesn’t seem to have found their way to us just yet however we are still hopeful they are on their way.  In the mean time we have discovered we will need to vacate our current premises and so our last trading day in our current light filled shop will be Saturday 14 June, that’s about 6 weeks away.
If you are not on our mailing list or our ‘friend’ on Facebook, or following our ‘blog’ and you want to stay up to date with where we move to please send us your email address and we can add you to our ‘moving notification’ list and keep you fully informed and up to date with our movements.
In the meantime make sure you come in and see us and stock up on all your favourite goodies while stocks last

MvZ; Play the Violin

Marjan van Zeyl ‘Play the Violin’

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Stories and Storytelling

And Then Story Starters Vol2And Then… Story Starters Vol 2

When we tell our own imaginative stories a whole new world opens up.  Sometimes they can be a bit tricky to begin so here are 20 story starters to help.  What kind of story will you tell –  A long story, a short story, a story that takes place in a faraway land, a story right here at home, a story filled with bright colours and mysterious characters and all kinds of unexpected things.

Storytelling with Children by Nancy Mellon

 Storytelling with Children“Many people are surprise at  that young children what them to make up stories.   Yet it doesn’t take long to realise how meeting their need for stories creates a sense of warmth, family & community.   This book has been written to stimulate your direct experience of the wise and benevolent creative forces which, however dormant, are in each and every one of us.”

SCAN0005The Power of Stories by Horst Kornberger

This is a fascinating and inspiring book for teachers, parents or carers of children, as well as creative writers and students of literature.  ‘This beautifully written and wise book taps into a deep source, the spring of imagination. The author […] gives very helpful examples of certain stories particularly well-suited to different ages, explaining how each matches and reflects the child’s developing consciousness. If you have anything to do with children, buy this book. If you have anything to do with yourself, buy it as well.”  — Matthew Barton, New View, summer 2007