Patsy Allan Storyteller

Creative storytelling using props puppets and participation

Why have a storyteller?

Patsy engaging her audience in the story

Children still need the personal face-to-face storytelling along with all the other modern devices today.  
They need you.  They need the stories.  
They need to participate in the stories.  
They need to share in the joy and love for story communicated
by you.  They love to hear your original stories and they love you
to listen to their stories. They feel important and they bond with 
you because you care.
Having a storyteller come to your school, preschool or child care centre 
give the children opportunities to hear stories being told in as many
ways as possible.


  • Children can experience another person telling stories
  • Fun packed program of stories encouraging participation by children
  • Reinforcement of your programs and teaching strategies
  • Enthusiasm and encouragement of story in the curriculum with a “Storyteller in Residence program”


  • creates a warm social relationship between the teller and the listener
  • improves listening comprehension, a vital pre-reading skill for children
  • has been the best tool for passing on the values and morals of families and peoples for centuries
  • increases our understanding and awareness of our world’s diverse cultures
  • develops our mental imaging ability, another skill necessary for reading comprehension