Bringing stories to life
Pantomime, parachutes and processions
Snapshot stories: working in pairs, one person pretends to be a camera while the other is the photographer. The person playing the camera closes their eyes and only opens them again...
... when the photographer takes the picture. They walk around the room together, taking snapshots.
Once lots of different impressions have been recorded, the pictures are “developed” by having the camera list as many of the images as possible.
The teams photograph not only books, pictures or objects during their journey of discovery...
... but also take portrait photos.
Where on earth has everyone gone? Ever since Lena accidentally forgot him on the bus (“Paul ist weg!” by Anja Rieder), Paul is no longer likes to be alone.
Paul, Lena’s bear, already has some experience of flying (“Paul fliegt!” by Anja Rieder). Soon he will take to the air on a parachute. Until then, he will take care of the books from the book package.
The workshop participants use the parachute to help Paul the bear fly.
Educational play methods help to combine language with movement. Using the parachute and processions, children’s books become moving stories, while their readers initiate games. Accompanying movements help new words to be learnt and remembered more easily.
Using a concentration game with spoken pantomime or a word memory, words can be made more easily understandable and anchored in the memory by a movement.
Words of welcome from Anika Schmidt
Anika Schmidt coordinated library pedagogy at Stadtbibliothek Bremen until August 2016. Since 1 September 2016 she has been the director of Stadtbücherei Delmenhorst (Delmenhorst Public Library). She is also a member of the dbv Expert Committee on Children’s and Young Adult Libraries, as well as a freelance story-teller.
Design of the material collection
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Introduction: Einfach lesen!
The workshop was run by Heidi Jakob, Bücherhallen Hamburg, children’s work coordinator.
Workshop: A picture’s worth a thousand words
The workshop was run by Susanne Brandt, Büchereizentrale Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein Central Library Services).
Fairy tales work wonders