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Family Programs

Whether sharing participation stories with 3 year olds, creating stories from the past for all ages, or singing old-time songs with senior citizens, Kate delights in seeing joy and understanding on the faces of her audiences. Singing, string tricks and origami all add to the fun during Kate's stories.

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Kate is well trained in storytelling (see the many storytelling workshops and conferences she has attended), and experienced in telling stories at many venues in the Northeast, including storytelling festivals, museums, The Egg, Caffe Lena, libraries, mother-daughter dinners and birthday parties.

Telling to families is especially delightful for Kate because of the "double beaming" effect: "Whenever children participate, they beam, and then their parents beam, too"

Here are some of Kate's family programs :

  • Squeaks, Shrieks and Squeals: Interactive Stories for Families
    (For ages 3 and up) Join storyteller Kate Dudding in the fun as she shares stories from around the world. There's something for you to do in each story, so please come -- it won't be the same without you.

  • Wonderful Winter Wonderings
    (For ages 3 and up) It may be cold outside, so come inside and join in as storyteller Kate Dudding shares winter stories from around the world. Light up the darkest time of the year with stories.

  • Animal Tales
    (For ages 3 and up) Join storyteller Kate Dudding in the fun as she shares animal stories from around the world. Just like children and adults, animals get in and out of trouble. Be ready to listen to their adventures and help with the sound effects -- a sure cure for the wiggles.

  • Slightly Scary Halloween Stories
    (For ages 3 and up) Join storyteller Kate Dudding in the fun as she shares stories from around the world. Use your ears, arms, hands, legs and voices to bring these tales to life.

  • Holiday Stories From Around the World
    (For ages 8 and up) Listen to holiday stories from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions -- heartfelt stories of light and laughter told by Kate Dudding

  • Growing Up Strong: Character Stories for Children
    (For ages 5 and up) Storyteller Kate Dudding shares interactive fictional stories and folk tales illustrating character traits. This program may include stories such as Doing What They Could, The Monkey King and The Turnip.

  • Follow the Leader: Leadership Stories for Children
    (For ages 10 and up) Storyteller Kate Dudding shares historical stories, fictional stories and folk tales illustrating leadership and other character traits. Stories may include Iqbal Masih: Human Rights Worker, winner of a 2010 Storytelling World Honor Award in the category: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners, and Doing What They Could.

Kate is also happy to create a program to match your needs. Here's a sampling of some of the stories she has told to families:

Rindercella How to Find and Share Your Own Family Stories
The Mitten Adirondack Outhouse
A New Year's Story The Cottage at Lake Winnipesaukee
The Statue My Brother's Frogs
Master of All Masters The Bloody Bat

Comments About Kate Dudding’s Family Programs

" I would like to thank you for a wonderful performance celebrating apples and New York history. The mix of music and storytelling truly brought historical information to life. We had an extremely positive audience response and I especially appreciated the connection you formed with our youngest participants. Thank you for being so flexible to ensure that the day was a success. We look forward to working with you in the near future. " Stacy Gilinson, Supervisor of Family Programs, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

" Your stories appeal to a wide audience and you have a friendly, approachable style. Thank you for coming! " Melinda Georgeson, Director of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

" Thank you so much for your storytelling performance. As you can see from the program evaluations ("It was wonderful!"    "We liked the audience participation as well as the interaction between the children and the storyteller."    "We appreciated the movement activities between some of the stories that gave the kids a break."), everyone enjoyed it! " Molly Chatt, Head of Youth Services, East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, NY

" Loved your stories last night!!! Have tucked several of them away in my mind to tell to my grandchildren this summer. Your voice and dramatic gestures were great! The choices of stories for that audience was wonderful. Really enjoyed hearing you tell! " Gert

" The kids were really into ‘The Squeaky Door’. Sarah asked for a retelling of it and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ after the party. " Julia

" Thank you for presenting such an enjoyable evening of stories for our Mother-Daughter Dinner. " Sandy

" I was told that one 3 year old who ‘never sits for stories’ actually sat well for 3 -- a record! " Doug

" I'm so glad that you reminded me to tell my son about his early childhood. He wants to hear those stories over and over. " Steve


Kate Dudding (518) 383-4620
8 Sandalwood Drive kate@katedudding.com
Clifton Park, NY 12065-2700 USA
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