Wednesday, April 24, 2013

National Tell A Story Day - April 27, 2013

Who doesn’t love to hear a good story? I’m drawn to people who can paint vivid pictures with the spoken word and captivate me or make me laugh - not just professionally, but in everyday life.

While most of us don’t think of ourselves as storytellers – we all do it in some shape or form when we tell funny stories or jokes, describe something that happened, or pass down family history. Anyone can tell a story!

April 27 is National Tell A Story Day. It is a day celebrated in many schools and libraries. Storytelling is an oral tradition, as well as an art, that plays an important role in education, culture, and communication between each other.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 Fundamentally Toys is encouraging budding young writers to use their imaginations and write a story. Here’s what we are doing:

  • ·    Stop by our store at 2401 Rice Bvd. in the University Village Shopping Center, Houston
  • ·    Select seven double-sided image cards from Tell Tale by Blue Oranges Games
  • ·    Take the cards home and write a story of up to 300 words using at least seven images
  • ·    Use your imagination to be funny, amusing, magical, mysterious, and more

Everyone who enters will get a free copy of the storytelling game,Tell Tale
The most creative story will win a $50 store gift certificate!

Telling a story is good for getting brains to think imaginatively and logically. It instills a sense of confidence as we develop speaking and animation skills.

It is also a way to just have fun. I took an improvisation class last year, and one of the most interesting exercises we did was to throw words to each other around the room and make up stories. It was spontaneous word jousting and side-splitting fun. My guard was down. It woke up my brain. Made me a little sharper and quicker, too. Thanks, I needed that!

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