On August 28th 2012, my book Show Me A Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling was released by Storey Publishing to stores all across the country. You can read all about it on Storey Publishing’s website and it can be purchased at these places:
Barnes & Noble
Children naturally have all sorts of amazing ideas inside their heads; the projects and games in my book are meant to help them develop and grow them. Show Me A Story is packed to the brim with projects and activities that nurture children’s natural inclination to tell their own imaginative stories. It is filled with fun and rewarding activities which encourage children to shape their everyday imaginings into rich narratives.
Doing craft projects specially designed to jump-start storytelling, kids draw, play with words, explore the outdoors, and create characters and settings with everything from found stones to rubber stamps. There are even puppets for you to copy and cut out, templates, and lots of story sparks to help children feel inspired as they go.
I wrote the book for everyone who spends time sharing ideas and thoughts with children: parents, teachers, therapists, and education specialists. Even camp counselors are welcome to get in on the fun!