Cygnus Publications

 

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Written by Cygnus Storytelling:
Tina Rohde, Colleen Shaskin, Mike Mann, Jenifer Strass and Kevin Strauss

Chapter 1: What is Storytelling
Chapter 2: Framework of a Story
Chapter 3: Learning to Tell a Story
Chapter 4: Playing with Stories
Chapter 5: The Story Stick
Chapter 6: Playing with Books
Chapter 7: Telling Stories with Puppets
Chapter 8: Stories About You
Chapter 9: Using Your Senses
Chapter 10: Telling How and Why Stories
Chapter 11: Stories to Tell
Chapter 12: Resources

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U Tell a Tale CD: Stories told by Cygnus Storytelling:
Tina Rohde, Colleen Shaskin, Mike Mann, Jenifer Strauss and Kevin Strauss

1. Where the TV Used to Be
2. The Turtle Who Talked Too Much
3. The Amazing Mouse
4. Moose in a Muddle
5. The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken
6. The Eyes in the Closet
7. Itsy Bitsy Jane
8. The Three Bears Rap
9. Anansi's Counting Trick
10. The Three Little Beavers
11. The Wishing Fish

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"U Tell A Tale is a well-balanced mix of favorite tales and original stories by Cygnus Storytelling, tied together by a handful of animal friends guaranteed to delight listeners of all ages. The variety of tales combines with the varied styles of the five tellers to make this collection a delight to listen to. As a new mom, I'm always looking for fun things to do with my son, and listening to this disc is wonderful. This is a disc that parents will enjoy as well as the kids, a treasure for the whole family! My son's favorites are "Moose in a Muddle" and "The Three Bear Rap," he loves the singing and rhythm. I particularly enjoyed the story about the eagle who thought he was a chicken. I even found myself telling the stories back to my son as the day went by; without meaning to, we were storytelling! A disc that has the ability to create spontaneous moments of telling and imagination is a rare and special thing. And any disc that can entertain my toddler and also make me giggle is a definite winner. I've listened to many story collections over the years, and this one is one of the most kid friendly and accessible ones I've come across. A definite must for a ride to the grocery store or an afternoon of folding laundry!"
--Michelle Chelstrom, Mom of 14 month old boy