Sunday, November 2, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XVIII: Stor e Telling May June 2005

Hans en Grietje
 Richard Scholz, Amsterdam [1905].
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. 

American Sign Language
Give a new twist to your stories. Explore this site and you can easily add some sign language to your tales! Thanks to Shelby Smith for passing this site along. 

Traditions of O'ahu: Stories of an Ancient Island
Stories of the islands ancient history and ancestors. Also offers an extensive bibliography.

Children’s Books Online: The Rosetta Project
A collection of antique children's books, mostly from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; indexed by age, interest and reading level.

Dimdima Kids
An online children’s magazine from India with tales of Hodja, Ramen, Birbel, Jakata, Zen and mythological stories. This is one story time you won’t want to end!

Kiddie Records
Downloadable recordings of stories and songs from the 40’s & 50’s. Listen to these classic from Capital Records and RCA and be transported back in time.

Loowit Campfire Songs
Summer is just around the corner. Get ready for those scouting camp gigs with songs that
will have them merrily singing long.

Lyrics Playground                                                                                                            
Just whistle a happy tune and spice up your storytelling with lyrics from around the world. Browse by composer, song title, lyrics, artists or composition.

Magic Tales of Mexico
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate with nine stories from the colorful culture of Mexico!

The Real Mother Goose
May 1 is Mother Goose Day! Here is the original 1916 edition, now available online.

The Serene Dragon

This incredible site is sure to slay you!  Over 544 dragon tales listed by country and region, with origins, and articles; you will be breathing fire in no time at all.

Teaching with Historic Places
Planning a historical storytelling program? The National Park Service site offers lesson plans categorized by location, theme and time period.

Additional Resources

2002 – 2004

All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.


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.


All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below. 


From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013. 

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