Follow by Email

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dancing With the Dinosaurs!

Halloween is right around the corner and my oldest grandson (age two) picked out a dinosaur costume to wear this year. He isn’t old enough to understand the concept of trick or treat but he sure loves his costume! If you ask him what a dinosaur says he ROARS! 

To help him celebrate I found some fun fingerplays, rhymes and more to add to the fun! They are found all over the web with no attribution, so feel free to add them to your repertoire.

Here's to Halloween fun! 




FINGERPLAYS/ACTION RHYMES
Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar,
One went away and then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs, munching on a tree,
One went away and then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs didn't know what to do,
One went away and then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs having lots of fun,
One went away and then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur afraid to be a hero,
He (she) went away and then there were zero.

Huge Dinosaurs

Five huge dinosaurs, looking fierce and mean
The first one said, "I eat things that are green"
The second one said, "I hatched from an egg"
The third one said "I have big, strong legs"
The fourth one said "I can fly through the air"
The fifth one said "I give everyone a scare!"
THUMP THUMP came Tyrannosaurus Rex that day,And the five huge dinosaurs all ran away!

STORY STRETCHERS

All Around the Swamp (Tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")

The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap,
The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
All around the swamp.
Additional Verses:

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
The Triceratops' horns went poke, poke, poke,
The brontosaurus went munch, munch, munch.
The stegosaurs' tail went spike, spike, spike.
The dinosaurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
Zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz,
The dinosaurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
All around the swamp.
Shhhhhhhh

Dinosaur Hunt
Going on a dinosaur hunt. (slap thighs)
And I'm not afraid. (point to self)
There's a tall mountain. (look with hand over eyes)
Can't go under it. (move hand down)
Can't go around it. (move hand around)
Guess I'll go over it. (reach hands as if climbing) 
There's a river. (hands over eyes)
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it
Guess I'll swim across it. (move arms as if swimming)
There's some tall grass.
Can't go over it
Can't go around it
Guess I'll go through it (slap hands up and down in front)
There's a cave!
Can't go over it
Can't go under it.
Guess I'll go in it

It's dark and spooky in here (shake)
It's cold in here! (wrap arms around self and shiver)
I feel some scales (pretend to rub something)
I feel some big teeth! (pretend to touch something)
OH! It's a Dinosaur! (scream)Run out of the cave (slap thighs)
Go through the grass
Swim across the river
Climb the mountain
Run home (slap thighs)
Open the door
Jump into bed (cover head with arms as if hiding under a blanket)I went on a dinosaur hunt
And I wasn't afraid!

CRAFTS

All Kids NetworkLots of easy, fun dinosaur crafts for the children.
http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/animals/dinosaurs/

SNACK TIME!
Cooks.com – Eleven dinosaur cookies recipes to have the children roaring with delight!
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,dinosaur_cookies,FF.html


MORE FUN!

Kids Dinosaurs.comFacts about dinosaurs, coloring pages, printables, riddles and more.
http://www.kids-dinosaurs.com/


Literacy
Tip:
Ask a two-year-old to choose a favorite book to read with you and then let them help turn the pages and point to some of the pictures while you read the words.
From
http://www.child2000.org/lit-tipsh.htm


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs: Stor e Telling March April 2005

Hans en Grietje
by
Richard Scholz, 1905
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the 
National Storytelling Network and support the arts!  Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

Buddhist Studies
Two volumes of stories plus a wealth of information based on the teachings and life of Buddha. http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/index.htm 

Community Media WorkshopA guided press release creator tool with media strategies and techniques to help you produce a press release with pizzazz! There are a number of other resources here as well to help you shine.
http://communitymediaworkshop.org/tools/create_a_release.php
Thanks to Karen Wollscheid for sharing this gem!

California Sheet Music Project A  virtual library of over 2,000 pieces of sheet music from a variety of cultures, published in California between 1852 and 1900 with related materials.
http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/%7Emkduggan/neh.html

Marco Polo                                                                                                                                  Marco Polo’s journey lasted 24 years and now his name graces a site that will help teachers and storytellers travel the world. Lesson plans, resources and a calendar of important events are just a few of the illuminating offerings; a truly remarkable teaching tool.
* This resource is no longer active on the web but many of the links can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine.                                                                           
https://web.archive.org/web/20080201072234/http://www.marcopolo-education.org/home.aspx

The Online Books Page                                                                                                           
Looking for a book that isn’t available at your local library? The Online Books Page offers access to thousands of books that are freely readable over the Internet. Search by title, author or keyword and you will be flipping through their cyber pages in no time at  all.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Popular Cambodian Folktales
Four folktales retold; the main site also offers information on the history, people and culture of Cambodia.
http://seap.einaudi.cornell.edu/curriculum_cambodia_folktales

Sacred Text Archives
On your mark, get set, GO! Begin exploring the world through this amazing collection of texts on religion, mythology, legends, folklore, and more.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

Whopper of a Tale
Are you planning on using Tall Tales in your storytelling or teaching this year? Then lasso this site, complete with lesson plans, curriculum connections, story and song suggestions, and activities. * This site is no longer active but you can still access the lesson plans via this link to the Wayback Machine.
https://web.archive.org/web/20050101003451/http://www.thesolutionsite.com/lpnew/lesson/13155/overview.html

World of Quotes                                                                                                                           Brush up your Shakespeare…Everyone needs a good quote now and then to spice up their stories or presentations. Browse by topic, author or culture.                         http://www.worldofquotes.com/proverb/index.html


2002 – 2004

Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004
All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html

2005 

January February - Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-xvi-stor-e.html 

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XVI : Stor e Telling January February 2005

Han en Grietje
by
Richard Scholz, 1905

I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard.I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013. I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts!

Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 


Aesop's Fables Online
Thousands of Aesop’s Fables in five languages from the likes of Joseph Jacobs and William Caton, among others. You won’t have to cry wolf to find what you need!
http://www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica/

American Folklore – Spooky Stories
Better late than never! Although Halloween has already passed us by, bookmark this site for next year. Eighteen spooky stories from around the country. Leave the lights on!
http://www.americanfolklore.net/spooky-stories.html

California Stories
Eureka! We’ve struck gold. Sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, their mission is to "engage people across the state in a variety of story-based activities designed to address local issues and strengthen communities." The site offers links to local projects throughout the state, their Documentary Project Program, a newsletter and information on applying for grants.
http://www.calhum.org/

The Center for Children's Books
Features collection development, storytelling, and programming  resources, bibliographies, audio clips of storytelling events, and more.
http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/

Myths and Legends Index
From King Arthur to saints and sinners, a fascinating collection of tales, myths, legends and folklore from the British Isles.
http://www.britannia.com/history/h100.html

National Underground Freedom Center
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the brand new Freedom Center is home to the nations “newest monument of freedom.” If you can’t make the journey in person, stop by for a virtual tour and hear the stories of ten individuals who paved the way for freedom. A wealth of information for individuals and educators alike.
http://www.freedomcenter.org/

The Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators, students, librarians, or anyone exploring the Web for research information.
http://www.libraryspot.com/

Robert Louis Stevenson: Fables 
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 13 fables published in 1902.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Literature.StvnsnFables

When Works Pass Into the Public Domain
An easy to understand chart to help answer the “public domain” question. http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm

The link below was not part of this 2005 Stor e Telling column. However, since the above site is related to Public Domain works I thought I would add this information from a blog post I wrote in 2012.

To Steal or Not to Steal…Is That Really A Question?


ADDITIONAL STOR e TELLING COLUMNS

Stor e Telling Columns 2002 – 2004 All 16 blog posts, with a brief synopsis for reach one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html 

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 

Stor e Telling Columns 2013
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Google Plus, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Stor e Telling Resources 2002 - 2004

Constance and Her Child
by
Warwick Goble, 1922
I am working my way backwards through my Stor e Telling columns from Storytelling Magazine to my blog. This week I finished 2002-2004 and thought it would be helpful to have all 16 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post.

I will continue to work through 2005 and 2006 in the coming months.  You will also find links to two blog posts that will lead you to all of the articles from 2007-2013 at the end of this page. 

As autumn leaves begin to fall I hope you will find some quiet time to discover the many delightful stories and resources within. Let your imagination set sail!.


2002

January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/stor-e-telling-january-february-2002.html

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html
 
July August - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-ii-stor-e-telling.html 
 
September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iii-stor-e.html

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iv-stor-e-telling.html

2003

January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-v-stor-e-telling.html

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vi-stor-e-telling.html

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vii-stor-e.html

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-ix-stor-e-telling.html

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-x-stor-e-telling.html

2004

January February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xi-stor-e-telling.html 

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xii-stor-e.html

May June - This issue's theme from 2004 was Oral History so you find a plethora of resources: Veterans, Civil Rights, Appalachia, over 50,000 eyewitness testimonies from Holocaust survivors,  lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, from the Library of Congress and more. This post is one to savor on a cold winter's day with a hot cup of cocoa!
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-viii-stor-e.html

July August - This round has folktales from India, Ukraine and Russia, children's songs and fingerplays, campfire stories, voice care, oral history, presentation skills resources, two articles from the wonderful Chris King and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-xiv-stor-e.html 

November December - There are links that lead to Bura folktales, fingerplays, songs, icebreakers, mermaid tales and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-xv-stor-e-telling.html

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling 2007 - 2012 - All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013
 
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's Harvest Time! Apple and Pumpkin Fun for the Wee Ones

Bobbing for Apples
Clara M. Burd
Early 20th Century

Storytellers are blessed with a wide range of audiences, from preschoolers to adults. When it is time to play with the wee ones, fingerplays, songs and story stretchers always come in handy.

Here are a few I put together for a lapsit program last year.  These are found all over the web without any attribution so feel free to have fun!


COUNTING AND FINGERPLAYS


Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree,
Five red apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Dooowwwwwwwn came an apple….
Mmmm, it was good!

 
A Little Apple Seed (Tune: Eensy, Weensy, Spider)

Once a little apple seed  (hold one finger up)
Was planted in the ground. (pretend to plan seed)
Down came the raindrops, (wave rain down with fingers)
Falling all around. (move hands out)
Out came the big sun, (make circle above head)
Bright as bright could be.
And that little apple seed grew up
To be an apple tree. (raise hands  up to sky)

 
Five Little Apples (Tune: Five Little Monkeys)

Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky worm can’t eat me,
Along comes Mr. Slinky worm quiet as can be…
and…CRUNCH!
*keep counting down until there are none.

We Are Pumpkins Big and Round - Sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb"

We are pumpkins big and round, big and round, big and round; (point to self)
We are pumpkins big and round, sitting on the ground. (make circle with hands)
See our great big shiny eyes, shiny eyes, shiny eyes; ( make rings around eyes.)
See our great big shiny eyes, looking right at you. (point from self to children)
See our great big laughing mouth, laughing mouth, laughing mouth, (spread smile with fingers)
See our great big laughing mouth, smiling right at you. (point to children)



STORY STRETCH

Way Up High in the Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree (arms above head)
Two little apples did I see. (make two fists)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could, (wiggle body all over)
Down, came the apples. (bring arms down, wiggling fingers)
Mmmmmm, they were good! (rub tummy)


SONGS
 
The Pumpkins Are Here - Sung to The Farmer in the Dell

The pumpkins are here, the pumpkins are there.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are everywhere.


The pumpkins are up, the pumpkins are down.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all around.


The pumpkins are in, the pumpkins are out.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all about.


The pumpkins are low, the pumpkins are high.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins all say good-bye!


Pumpkin Song - Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little pumpkin orange and round.
Here is my stem,
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

If you are looking for some more fun songs and fingerplays to celebrate Halloween and Scarecrows head on over to this link:
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2012/10/scarecrows-and-halloween-fingerplays.html


If you are interested in apple stories for the older set,  this blogs for you.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2008/09/the-falling-leaves-drift-by-my-window.html

And another link to fright and delight, filled with tales of Ghouts, Ghouls and Goblins!
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2010/09/ghouls-ghosts-and-goblins-halloween-is.html
 
Karen Chace 2014 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XV: Stor e Telling November December 2004

Hansel and Grethel
by
Charles Robinson, 1911
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2007 – 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

Bura Folktales
Maraba! (Welcome!) Step into twenty-four folktales from Bura, Nigeria. Each folktale begins with lesson objectives and wisdom important to their culture.  * The site is no longer available but you can still access the stories via the Wayback Machine link.

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts                                                                       Do you want to integrate storytelling into your curriculum for the wee ones? This site offers classic fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales and legends from around the world including lesson plans and activities to complement each story.
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/fairytales.htm

IceBreakers.usConducting a workshop, class or residency? Need some activities to get the creative juices flowing and put everyone at ease? Stop by this site and you will be breaking the ice in no time at all! * The site is no longer available but you can still access the stories via the Wayback Machine link.
http://web.archive.org/web/20060208020741/http://www.icebreakers.us/

Southwest Jewish Archives
"Dedicated to collecting and recording the dramatic history of pioneer Jews in the Desert Southwest who trace their family histories back to Spain and Portugal." Photographs, oral histories, manuscript collections and transcripts from the University of Arizona.
http://swja.arizona.edu/

Story-Lovers.comDem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones! There is nothing dry about these bones! Jackie Baldwin has teamed up with storytellers from around the world to produce Bare Bones for Storytellers. Jackie has completed three volumes of folktales from Persia, Russia and stories of True Love. Each volume is index and crossed referenced, and complemented with lush, luxurious photographs. A treat for the storytelling soul and eyes!
http://www.story-lovers.com/

TheBestKidsBooksite.com
What a find! Fingerplays, crafts, book suggestions, songs, information on authors and illustrators, everything to make your storytelling shine!
http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/

Women and the Sea
Ahoy mates! A valuable collection of resources outlining women’s experiences and contributions as sailors, lighthouse keepers, yachting, mermaid myths, etc., dating back to 1493. There is also an extensive bibliography.
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/women/index.htm

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:

 2002

January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/stor-e-telling-january-february-2002.html

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

July August - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-ii-stor-e-telling.html 

September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iii-stor-e.html

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-iv-stor-e-telling.html

2003 

January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/following-breadcrumbs-v-stor-e-telling.html

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vi-stor-e-telling.html

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-vii-stor-e.html

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/07/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-ix-stor-e-telling.html

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-x-stor-e-telling.html

 
2004

J
anuary February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xi-stor-e-telling.html 

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/08/following-breadcrumbs-xii-stor-e.html

May June - This issue's theme from 2004 was Oral History so you find a plethora of resources: Veterans, Civil Rights, Appalachia, over 50,000 eyewitness testimonies from Holocaust survivors,  lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, from the Library of Congress and more. This post is one to savor on a cold winter's day with a hot cup of cocoa!
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-viii-stor-e.html

July August - This round has folktales from India, Ukraine and Russia, children's songs and fingerplays, campfire stories, voice care, oral history, presentation skills rsources, two articles from the wonderful Chris King and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/09/following-breadcrumbs-xiv-stor-e.html 

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html 


Karen Chace 2014 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at 
storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.