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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


A Story is a gift that lasts a lifetime…

Story Cd’s with songs & stories to inspire, nourish & entertain by Australian storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong, all $24.95 each

Story TreeThe Story Tree & other Nature Tales (suitable for ages 5-10). Settle in & listen to original & ancestral stories of whales & frogs or turtles & magic tress, interwoven with the relaxing sounds of nature. Delightful earth-loving tales & songs to inspire care for the environment. Length 61mins.

Salty PeteThe Troo Adventures of Salty Pete the Pirate (suitable for ages 5-85). Join Salty Pete & his Scurvy Crew for a series of adventures on the high seas! These humorous stories are hugely enjoyable as well as being geographically & historically educational. Length 67mins.

Molly WhuppieMolly Whuppie & other Wonder Tales(suitable for ages 5-10). An award-winning compilation of empowering global folk tales & songs to capture your child’s imagination and gently teach them a few of life’s lessons along the way. Length 36mins.


Mermaid Shoe'sThe Mermaid’s Shoes & Other Enchanted Tales (suitable for ages3-8).  Stories full of the mystery & power of the ocean with influences from the environmental to the fantastical. With no scary stories it is suitable bedtime listening for children of any age. Length 60min