Lindy Lady of the Forest: Environmentally Friendly Storyteller.
Lindy Mitchell is a professional storyteller and children's author with a passion for the environment. Lindy's tales promote the love of nature, foster a sense of stewardship and connect people with their natural environment.
Weaving wonder, wisdom and fun with environmental messages, Lindy creates magical storytelling performances to delight all ages.
*Storytelling sessions tailored to specific age groups, needs and themes.
Early Learning Outcomes Addressed:
Outcome 1; Children have a strong sense of identity. *Promotes positive sense of identity.
*Encourages care empathy and respect in relation to others.
Outcome 2; Children are connected with and contribute to their world. *Connects children with their local environment.
*Promotes respect, care and appreciation for children’s natural environment.
*Discusses the impact of human activity on the environment.
*Celebrates diversity and highlights the interconnection of all.
*Enables children to actively care for their environment.
Outcome 3; Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
*Encourages children to explore outdoors; promoting physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
*Fosters sense of stewardship toward environment, enhancing children’s wellbeing.
Outcome 4; Children are confident and involved learners.
*Storytelling engages imagination, arouses curiosity & enthusiasm.
* Stories model persistence, commitment and problem solving.
Outcome 5; Children are effective communicators.
*Storytelling promotes listening, verbal and comprehension skills.
K-6 Outcomes Addressed:
*Talking and Listening; Participation in interactive storytelling enhances listening and speaking skills.
*Skills and Strategies; Children develop confidence and the ability to respond appropriately.
*Context and Text; Exposure to a range of different types of stories; folk, fairy, fiction & true stories.
*Language Structure and Features; Learn to recognise story structure and predictable patterns of speech.
*Identity; Promotes positive sense of identity.
*Cultural Diversity; Celebrates diversity while promoting the awareness we are all one. Enhances empathy.
*Patterns of Place and Location; Stories to connect children with their local natural environment.
*Relationship with Places; Stories highlight our impact on our environment and how we can care for our environment.
Storytelling Themes; Can be tailored to meet your needs.
The Marine Show. *Incorporating the Take 3 Iniative.
The Reduce Reuse Recycle and Replant Show.
The Primary School EEEE Environment Show; Everything goes somewhere, Everything costs somethings, Everything is connected and Everyone can do something.
Fairies, Elves and Gnomes.
Just for Fun. (birthday parties ect)
*Lindy is also a published children's author. Lindy performs her stories (The Elf that Flew & The Fairy that Sneezed, both set on the Central Coast) and then invites questions from the audience. Books are available for signing and purchase.
Storytelling for Adult Groups
Storytelling is not just for children. Reconnect with the ancient healing art of storytelling; true life personal stories to tickle your fancy, archetypal tales to touch your core, spiritual stories to soothe your soul, raunchy fairytales to ignite your passion and environmental stories to connect you with mother earth.
Lindy has performed at the Peats Ridge Festival 2011 & 2012, Gosford City Council's Sea Kids 2011, The Whale Dreaming Fesival 2012, The Earth Hour Picnic 2012, Waringah Library Services Hallowen and Waringah Council's Community Festival 2012, Blacktown Council's Champions Read Festival 2012. Lindy regularly performs for preschools and schools as well as the NSW Storytelling Guild's adult storytelling Cafes. Lindy has also been a featured guest on the USA Radio Show "Spiritually Raw".
"This week we were lucky enough to have storyteller Lindy Mitchell join us at our local primary school. Lindy spoke to the children about her book The Elf that Flew and then told the children the story. Lindy was so entertaining - she had the children involved with sound effects and kept the groups attention the whole time. We would thoroughly recommend Lindy to other bookstores, schools or libraries - professional, prompt and a wonderful storyteller!"
Mandi Umina Book Bazaar, 2012
"Lindy’s passion for the environment was obvious and it was matched with her enthusiastic and entertaining story-telling ability; the children really enjoyed her visit."
Annette Darmody. Teacher librarian, 2012
"Lindy enthralled children from the ages of 5-13 years in our child care programme, varying stories to engage the children. She captivated her audience, providing the children with active participation. I think the most wonderful part for me was watching the animated faces of the children, full of anticipation, as they were entranced by the magic woven in Lindy's lines".
Yasmin Raymen, 2012
Central Coast Preschools; $5 per child with $160 minimum.
Central Coast Primary Schools; Please contact Lindy as costs depend on number of different sessions required.
Central Coast Adult Storytelling; $160.
For other regions a travel charge may apply.