Key characteristics of a successful short story to tell to children.

Firstly there is the structure and content and then there are the crucial characteristics of successful delivery…. This is my summary of those qualities. And here is a link to a winning story based commercial which fills each and every one of the content criteria. It is not a story told orally, but it could be so very easily… with a few props and a few  minutes spent memorising the plot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB7QRyF4p4. Interestingly, I once found a folk tale about a dog and an elephant, which basically follows a similar plot line and would be just as easy to act out, and tell. http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-folktales/jataka-tales/elephant-and-dog.html (more…)