Unfortunately, there is no such thing like Storytime or Storytelling in children libraries, here in Serbia. And I so wished that my kids could go to the library and hear a story or a few from time to time, told in a special - storytelling way! You folks, who are reading this post in english, probably know very well what storytime is, and therefore I think no need to explain!
There is a beautiful small children library near our home that we love to visit often. V loves it, and he is a member since he was 1,5 years old. It has nice toys, nice baby and children books, and a beautiful space in an old house. But no storytime!
So, I decided to create a storytime programme myself and offer it to the library. They accepted the offer! For the last few months I have been working on this with two of my good friends - Katarina who is a visual artist, and Ivan - who is an actor.
We created six storytime sessions for kids ages 4-6, each of them consisting of few stories. First, we made a selection of stories, Katarina made all the visual props necessary for telling the stories and tales (felt board sets, dolls, overhead transparencies, etc.), and Ivan prepared the stories for telling them! Papa V made some photos and posters, and this is the poster for our first storytime session that was today!
V was watching and listening the stories with delight, and I was so so happy that this small dream of mine - came true! I shall write more about our stories in the days that come!
Nažalost, u našim bibliotekama ne postoji Pripovedanje priča (engl. Storytelling).