Testimonials – School Storytelling


From teachers:

 “Excellent!  One student emphatically yelled ‘I love these stories!’  They all appeared engaged.  You did a great job of monitoring the energy and focus of the audience.  It fit perfectly with our curriculum.  Suggestions for follow-up activities were extremely useful.”
                                                                                            Shea Morris, Teacher, Village School, Pacific Palisades, CA 

“Your presentation was very lively, expressive and enthralling…I would recommend you highly to any school that wishes to have storytelling as an activity.”
                                                                                                 Winchell Y.L. Lee, Principal, Royal School, Honolulu, HI 

 “Barbara Wong is an excellent storyteller, had great rapport and was very sensitive to the audience.  She’s a good example for students to follow when preparing for our speech festival.  The children’s reactions were very positive.”
                                                                                        Dorene Tang, Teacher, Pearl City Highlands School, Pearl City, HI


From students:

 “Thank you for telling us the wonderful, terrific stories.  The best one I liked was the Silk Lady Story because it sounded fantastic.”
                                                                                                                             Bianca, Grade 5, Kapunahala School, HI

“Your stories are so good.  My class is very happy that you came.  You are one of the best storytellers I know.”
                                                                                                                           Tabitha, Grade 5, Maunaloa School, Molokai, HI

“I liked all of the stories…Please come back next year and tell us more stories.                                                                                                                       Brent, Grade 3, Royal School, HI


From a librarian about the bilingual story program:

“Excellent—Your ability to switch back and forth from Spanish to English was amazing.  After a few minutes it was very natural to hear.  I heard very positive responses from the adults.”

 Ronda Kirkbride, Children’s Librarian, Lake Elsinore Library, CA
(about “Cuentos del Mundo” bilingual story program)