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Online Storytelling


My storytelling is now available online.

Online storytelling can be a fantastic option for schools, preschools, parties, events or organisations who are looking for an interesting way to engage children.

Sessions can be delivered live or pre-recorded.

My live sessions are highly interactive and I have a variety of story themes to choose from. Simple puppet or mask making can be included as part of the storytelling session. 

Amanda Kane-Smith telling stories to camera

"We have been to many events run by Merry-go-Round Storytelling and each one has been as wonderful as the last.

Amanda is so engaging and enthusiastic and I am always amazed at how she is able to hold the attention of even the smallest children, They all have so much fun.

We have recently had a Zoom Birthday Party for my daughter who was 5 with more than 30 of her friends online, which was absolutely wonderful.

An engaging story with music, songs and actions. Thank you Amanda."



Online Events

If you would like me to contribute to an event or even create an online storytelling event for you, please do get in touch!

Here is an example of one of the interactive stories I created for the 'Four Fun Fridays' 2020 Summer events in Andover.

With it there is an accompanying 'How to make'  video which showed the children how they could make a simple paper hat to use during the storytelling. 


Love listening to stories?

I have two storytelling podcasts suitable for family audiences available on the PodBean app on Android and iTunes on iOS.

Funny Tales and Fairy Tales

Funny Tales & Fairy Tales CD Cover

In each episode I tell a classic well loved folk tale or fairy tale accompanied with music and a little bit of chat afterwards.

They are perfect listening for children, families, schools or anyone who just loves a good tale!

Test Valley Tales

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Each episode features one of the folktales or legends created for the 'Test Valley Tales' Project followed by a fascinating interview to give you more insight into the story. 

Folk musician and composer, Paul Sartin accompanies the tales with some wonderful folk tunes.

Test Valley Tales is suitable for children, adults, elves and anyone else who loves a good story!

For more information about the Test Valley Tales Project please click here.


YouTube Stories and 'How to make' Videos 

Screenshot of the Merry-go-Round YouTube channel

I am currently in the process of creating a YouTube Channel where you will be able to access stories from home, in school or anywhere you wish!

On YouTube you will find storytelling videos as well as my 'How to make' videos which show the simple props, puppets and characters I create to go alongside my storytelling and I will be introducing more regular content soon.

Please click on the link for videos and to subscribe:

A Wild Thing Puppet
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