EarlyBirds & StoryWorms

Storytelling for Literacy

Performances for
♦ The Early Childhood Classroom
♦ Book Fairs
♦ Pajama Story-Night
♦ Holiday Celebrations

Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny offers year-round programming for Early Childhood Education. Her interactive and participatory storytelling performances highlight classic children’s literature, original stories and timeless folktales. Nancy weaves music, rhythm, rhyme and poetry into her tales, celebrating the young child’s literacy journey by promoting:

♦ Oral language skills and comprehension
♦ Vocabulary development
♦ Pattern recognition in narrative
♦ Awareness of story structure: conflict and resolution
♦ Prediction strategies
♦ Emotional intelligence
♦ Sensory experience of story
♦ Imagery building skills
♦ Logic and reasoning

Expert teacher and gifted storyteller, Nancy recognizes and honors the developmental needs of her youngest listeners. She creates an immediate and genuine personal connection with children, through her playful, gentle performances and warm presence.

“Nancy sparks the imagination of our children and encourages them as budding readers, writers and storytellers themselves.”
– Joann Dardick, Early Childhood Education Specialist


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