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Put simply, Storyacting is the combination of storytelling and acting. In my programs, I use familiar books, colorful costumes, props, set pieces, and numerous members of the audience to act out the story with me. Storyacting is easy enough for a 3-year-old to grasp and can be geared to children up through the age of 10.
We all know how difficult it is at times to get kids excited to read, and I have found Storyacting is often that key "hands-on" component that infuses the reluctant reader. In one 45 minute assembly, using three different stories, I can have anywhere from 21-30 roles for children onstage while the audience provides sound effects, special effects, chants, etc. from where they sit. Everyone is engaged, the energy is high, and the atmosphere is electrifying!
Here are some more benefits of Storyacting:
Enhances imagination, creativity, & visualization
Develops better concentration, comprehension & recall
Boosts self-confidence and public speaking
Hones listening skills
Increases reading interest & conveys beauty of literature
Plays upon the intuitive and emotional sides of the child
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