Sunday, June 30, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling Column March April 2007

Tortoise and the Hare
Arthur Rackham, 1912
I have penned the Stor E Telling column for Storytelling Magazine, a publication of the National Storytelling Network, since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here; all you just have to point and click.

I will be adding the columns from 2007 – 2012 to that page as well, but I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

If you interested you may want to subscribe to the blog so you will receive them as soon as they are up. I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the
National Storytelling Network.

Directions: In the future, if want to access these columns insert Slow and Steady, as I will begin each new addition with that title, OR Stor E Telling into the “Search This Blog” bar on the left side of this blog.  Make sure to scroll up to see the links as the most current blog article will still be displayed as well.


A World of Difference Institute
A valuable site highlighting numerous bibliographies on multicultural and anti-bias books for children. Related links and resources are included.

ASL University
Complement your stories using sign language. This site shares a hundred sign concepts frequently used between parents and their young children. For those who wish to investigate further, there are finger spelling and number lessons, materials about ASL, a dictionary of words with photos of f movements, and more.

Beyond Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Incorporate some musical rounds and add rhythm and fun to your storytelling.  This site offers thirty-two songs, dating back to the middle ages, complete with music, lyrics and sound files.

Buddhist Tales for Young and Old
Fifty-Five stories, many of which indicate the character trait symbolized in the story.

March is Women’s History Month. Searching for some exceptional stories of extraordinary women to portray or research? Well, look no further, these sites will serve you well not only in March but throughout the year.

300 Women Who Changed the World
Where they lived, what they did, timelines, multimedia archives and more.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This is truly an amazing site! The stories and additional links offer new insights into the remarkable contributions women have made throughout history categorized by subject matter or name. You could spend a century here and not finish!

The National Women’s History Project
An educational nonprofit organization founded in 1980. Their mission is to “recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.” Search by category, state or discipline.

Notable Women Ancestors
From adventurers to witches the site offers a brief synopsis for each woman with a link to additional biographical information.

Women of the Hall
The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York “is a shrine to some of the greatest women in the history of this country….” Search alphabetically or by last name.

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, the national festival of Mexico; here are a few sites to help you get ready to join in the celebration!
Mexican Folktales
An extensive bibliography of folktales to help you find just the right story to share

Magic Tales of Mexico
I shared this site in 2005 but it bears repeating; nine stories from the colorful culture of Mexico.

American Folklore: Mexican Folklore
Thirteen Ghost Stories, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Mexico.

SEED (Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development)
Begun in 1998, SEED is a global non-profit education program serving students ages 10-18. The main site at is ripe with resources and provides access to “technological and knowledge resources for underserved students and teachers….These include a range of project-based activities provided through an extensive multilingual web site, hands-on science education workshops, and collaborative international projects.” If you swim a little deeper you will find discover an “Ocean of Stories” from Algeria to Yemen, adapted and retold by renowned storyteller Laura Simms. There are also seven activities to complement the stories.

January February 2007

Karen Chace 2013 ©
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