Visits and Workshops

 Storytelling Session

I offer a 2 hour visit for educational settings, which can be tailored to cover a number of different classes to suit your needs. A two hour session is £150.

What to expect from my story telling sessions:

  • An introduction to kamishibai and the history behind it.
  • A reading of The Gingerbread Man or The Ugly Duckling using kamishibai – this reading can be supported by the use of props or basic makaton.
  • Oral storytelling of a traditional Japanese story
  • For younger groups I follow up with some rhymes and a song.
  • For older groups I introduce some basic Japanese culture and language.

Each class visited gets a copy of our Planning Ideas Pack which is full of activities linked to the story.

You have the opportunity to buy your own copy of The Gingerbread Man with a 10% discount (valid for 6 months after the session).

Meet the Author Session

I offer a 40 minute session for educational settings. This 40 minute session is £80.

What to expect from my Meet the Author session:

  • An introduction to kamishibai and how I came to be an author and kamishibai publisher.
  • A reading of The Gingerbread Man or The Ugly Duckling using kamishibai – this reading can be supported by the use of props or basic makaton.
  • The chance to ask me questions about being an author.

 

Teacher Workshop (New!)

I offer an hour long workshop for a maximum of 20 (schools can come together to share this experience) £80

What to expect from my Teacher Workshop:

  • Change your storytime – I share tips and techniques that I have perfected after 27 years in early years.
  • Storytime not working? I can help you look at your setting and make changes to enhance story time.
  • Working with parents – ideas and programmes to help you make parents as partners.
  • Kamishibai in the classroom – How to get the best out of using kamishibai.
  • These sessions can be tailored to suit your needs and are ideal for twilight teacher training sessions.

 

Special Early Bird Offer available for those based in Bedfordshire.

Session available from 10th September – 10th December 2018

I am offering you the chance to book a storytelling session, an author visit or a teacher workshop at a discounted rate. These offers are open to educational settings (nursery schools, schools, children’s centres, childminding groups, libraries) based in Bedfordshire only. You must book before the 30th of June to secure the discount. All offers include 50% off a kamishibai of your choice.

  • 2 Hour storytelling session £100 (reduced from £150)
  • Meet the author 40 minute session £50 (reduced from £80)
  • Teacher Workshops £80 Newly Introduced

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If you require a story telling session for a wedding, a children’s party or similar event, please email wendy@thesidlawhare.co.uk.

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