Boston Children’s Museum, Epicenter Experience, and BELL Team Up to Help Children Tell Their Stories

Boston Children’s Museum, Epicenter Experience, and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) have teamed up through the generosity of long-time Museum Trustee, Madge Meyer, to help bring to the stage the stories of a group of young children from Boston. These children had the special opportunity to attend a private workshop at Boston Children’s Museum led by two of Boston’s best storytellers and will now return to the Museum on July 28th to tell their own stories in the Museum’s KidStage Theater.

Thirty-five 1st – 4th grade children from the BELL program at The Murphy School in Dorchester visited Boston Children’s Museum on July 14th and attended a workshop led by two of the city’s leading storytellers, Sara Sweet Rabidoux Kelsey of Epicenter Experience and recent winner of The Moth Grand Slam at the Cutler Majestic Theater in March, 2017, and Amanda Goodwin, Head of Storytelling and Stewardship at Life is Good, and also a Moth storytelling winner. Kelsey and Goodwin worked with the BELL program children on a series of games and exercises designed to teach storytelling skills. They will visit the children back at their school and help them define, refine, and practice their own unique stories.

“Storytelling is a deeply fundamental human skill that connects us to our culture and our community and builds our own sense of self,” said Carole Charnow, President & CEO, Boston Children’s Museum. “The ability to tell a story is an intrinsic part of being a child, and leads to language, literacy and socio-emotional development. Sharing a story, and listening to a story, connects the teller and the listener. It is an emotional transaction that binds people together in ways that is both deep and memorable. This project is helping kids to develop skills that they’ll use throughout their lives – not just…

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