The FreeBee Library is a community library on my garden wall. It caters for readers from nine days to nine decades old, and is expanding quickly.
Mr Biggles started as an idea – as a storyteller, I have been lots of books as part of my research into the history of folk tales. Many of the European stories feature bears, especially those from Germanic areas. Those…
Bob decided that it was going to be one of those dumbtwiddling days. He looked out of his window in his home at the base of an ancient hollowed out oak tree, and all he could see was big wetty gobbley droppers pourling down and making hugelymungiously soggy puddly muddles on the ground. On dumbtwiddling days like this, he knew there was only one thing that you could do…
Bob reads a story and starts to dreamickle up his own to make him feel less miseryshiverable.
FREE Pirate themed teaching ideas and downloadable resources for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. Fun, easy to do activities that will make learning memorable for all!
Most EmmisStories sessions start with a story about a character or theme, and are followed by activities that come out of that. These can be art, craft, music, drama or subject led. Tailor made packages and teacher packs are available by request. Please follow the link for more information: https://emblabee.org/the-storytelling-sessions/
Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, story precis and activities, EYFS/KS1/KS2
The marvellous thing about storytelling is that it can take something ordinary out of the real world and make it extraordinary.
Bob is one of my popular storytelling characters. He’s funny, overly fond of chocolate cake, a bit silly, but kind, friendly and he loves being outdoors making things. Here, Bob makes a scarecrow, an insect house, and Bob’s Brillinut Book!
Find out all about him and what he like to do here. Bob is available for visits to groups, via the internet and in person. Get in touch with us for more information. Bob is great with all primary aged children, especially EYFS and KS1.
The story of Hansel and Gretel is one that most of us heard in childhood, and it has a long history in traditional storytelling dating back probably far further than the Grimm brothers – Here are my activities for children in the EYFS to LKS1,
This tale is one of the lesser known from the collected tales of Grimm brothers, but is perfect for a dark, chilly night. A poor man chooses Death as the Godfather for his son. When the boy becomes a man, Death trains him to be a Doctor and together they perform. All is well until a beautiful princess falls ill…
At the edge of our town,
When the sun goes down,
There’s a fine, fine lady
In a black, black gown.
She can whistle up the dead
And she dances with the drowned.