How will you go about reading your Tales? Usually storytellers will read the starter Take and then you can start choosing cards and go from there. Sometimes the cards simply start you somewhere so you can tell more of the story and sometimes the cards end mid-sentence and then you complete it.
I think the best way to involve the children in your storytelling is to talk about the details as you imagine them and your story will start to become more full right away. We always talk about what the characters had for breakfast and what they bring with them when they leave the house and what treasures they find on their adventures. There is so much room for using your imaginations and for coming up with fun and new things all the time. The most important thing to remember is to have fun!
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Some questions you can ask to help you tell your tales:
What are the names of the children in the story?
Who all lives in this little house?
Who else lives in the Big Mountains - what secrets are held there?
Which neighbors were invited to the party?
Did everyone dress up?
What do the giants do in their village? Do they have special skills and create something that only the giants can make?
What do the water fairies do all day?
What else happened during the Big Storm?
Talk about one of the bees.
Which of the giants did grandfather make friends with? Is he still friends with them and does he still get to visit the hidden village?
What games do they play at the party?
What sort of dancing do the giants do?
What is that fairy doing on top of the cake?