Workshop Facilitator Marianna deCroes

How to Select and Tell Children’s Stories

“I have seen the power of stories transform the lives of children,” says Marianna deCroes. As a teacher at Waldorf  Schools, she told and worked with stories daily with her students. After retirement, she attended the International School of Storytelling in England and went on to teach storytelling courses there and in Spain, Portugal, India and the U.S.  She found that stories had multiple purposes including mirroring the problems and challenges faced by children and adolescents.  When a story has a hero or heroine who overcomes a challenge similar to the one a child is facing, the child often finds a new way of tackling his or her own dilemma. Marianna uses fables, nature stories, folk tales, wonder tales and myths to encourage and help children and adolescents. Growing up is hard work; storytelling helps. Ms. DeCroes will be teaching a 90-minute workshop at 1:00 pm based on her book The Right Story at the Right Time. Learn simple