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Endless Stories – May 2020

Endless Stories – May 2020

By on May 5, 2020 | 0 comments

Endless stories are perfect for any occasion: long car trips, waiting in line at the grocery store or the doctors office, standing in line at the passport office, and best of all, at bedtime! What is an Endless Story? It’s a story that has no end.  Often, at the end of an endless story, we find ourselves right back at the beginning of the story. So we tell it...

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March Blog

March Blog

By on Mar 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Hello Everybody and how are you? It’s almost Spring – do you feel it in the air? All 3 of our parent and child videos are now on youtube! Today, parents often plant an iphone or tablet in their child’s lap. So, it seems like the right moment to launch our videos on YouTube. In 1998, Janice Dawe, our program participant with her first child, got the idea to make the...

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September Blog Post 2019

September Blog Post 2019

By on Sep 1, 2019 | 0 comments

Recently I found this video from December 2017. My granddaughter Harlow was exactly one and a half years old!  Harlow is playing a wonderful finger play created many years ago by my neighbour, Marina Pyo, when her own children were babies and attended our story time, Lullabies & LapRhymes. When our heads are full of rhymes and songs, they can offer us...

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The 40th Toronto Storytelling Festival March 2019 Observations

The 40th Toronto Storytelling Festival March 2019 Observations

By on Mar 29, 2019 | 0 comments

What I noticed on Sunday, March 24, as I listened to stories at The Toronto Reference Library, was the gift of “seeing” so much of the stories!  The Storytellers were painting with words! I think it was Laura Simms who said, “The law of the storyteller is to see with their inner eye everything of which they speak!”Here’s what I saw on...

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The TD StoryJam Family Storytelling Day

The TD StoryJam Family Storytelling Day

By on Mar 20, 2019 | 0 comments

photo credit: Carol Ashton The TD StoryJam Family Storytelling Day starts with Mariella, Carol and me! Join us on Sunday, March 24, at The Toronto Reference Library, for The Teddy Bear Picnic 11:00 – 12:00!  Don’t forget to bring your Bears! Here’s the schedule:...

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40 years of Toronto Storytelling Festival February 2019

40 years of Toronto Storytelling Festival February 2019

By on Feb 26, 2019 | 0 comments

From the very first Toronto Festival of Storytelling on April 1, 1979, I was hooked on storytelling.  It was April Fools’ Day.  David and I attended the very first festival at a church on Avenue Rd. with our 2 year old daughter, Anna.  Erika was there, too, but had an insider’s perspective, being born the following July. It might be my favorite...

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