Bring storytelling back to children’s life!

As a young boy I lived in Zagreb, Croatia, in a part of the town with big apartment buildings. In between two buildings there was a park in which we, children, were playing freely and securely. That was our magic realm in which we were becoming Indians and cowboys, space travelers, thieves and policemen, different…Read more »

e-Childhood

The way of life enforced during the pandemic of Corona-19 virus with quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, excessive usage of computers and gadgets including online learning and teaching etc. intensified addiction of children to IT and accelerated the process of change of the paradigm of childhood itself.  The Paradigms of Childhood In the history of humans,…Read more »

“How can I play? Where and when can I play?”

Recently I was performing my solo storytelling performance “Palle Alone In the World” in Beijing. I have made this performance many years ago and I performed it more than 2000 times in many different countries and in different languages. All around the world children react on the performance in the same way — with laughter,…Read more »

The World Day of Theater for Children 2019

Every year on March 20, all the artists, theater practitioners, children and everybody who love children’s theater celebrate The World Day of Theater for young audiences! Each year ASSITEJ Centres and Networks, theaters for children and artists around the globe, deliver activities ranging from conferences, performances, workshops and special media events in order not only…Read more »

Children need stories, stories need storytellers!

In the time of visual communications and artificial intelligence that is sucking the imagination out from the mind of our children, we, professionals in the field, have a fundamental mission and task to reaffirm the importance of the spoken word and stories and build up the environment for rebirth of storytelling. We must urgently educate…Read more »