Format: Interactive Storytelling and Group Discussion
Schedule: One 90-minute session per week for 6 weeks
Partners: Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, After School Programs, etc.
Audience: Up to 25 Parents/Caregivers and their 3 to 10 year old children
A storyteller reads beautifully illustrated, award-winning children’s books that consist of culturally diverse stories from around the world spanning fairy tales, folk tales, fables, historical accounts, and other narrations of real-life circumstances that are familiar to adults and children alike. The discussion leader, or scholar, then guides the group to personally connect with literature and think beyond shallow considerations of who, what, when, and where by applying the Socratic method of open-ended questioning. The program demonstrates how literature can enrich one’s life, models strategies for continued family bonding through literature, and provides families critical information on library resources for continued reading once the program.