Parents as Storytellers

TELLING FAMILY STORIES:

PARENTS AS STORYTELLERS

Family stories tell children where they come from and who they are. Tales about grandparents' and parents' growing-up experiences transmit family values and expectations as well as preserving history. Parents can also use made-up stories to help children deal with problems and change. Children need to hear stories told one-on-one, from the heart. This workshop will show you how.

See Ken Oguss' guidelines on Recording Family Oral History

 

MAKING TOYS FROM "TRASH"

Kids don't need a trip to the mall for toys when you show them how to make their own out of cardboard, paper, cereal boxes, rubber bands and other priceless "trash." Teach them self-reliance and creativity along with thrift--and have a lot of fun! Batteries not included.

Download PDF diagrams for Jumping Toy

for Spinner