Kamishibai Theater

Shake up your story times!

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Kamishibai (kah-ME-she-bye) means “paper drama”. Stories are told with paper cards in a tabletop theater. Participants will create their own “mini-Kamishibai” stages, and then write and draw stories they can bring back to the children in their care.Imaginative ways to tell stories using puppets and props will also be discussed.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency1: Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth and Massachusetts Core Competency 2: Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth.


Early Childhood Educators


2 Training Hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


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    Mary Ellis Schreiber, M.S.Ed., is the Coordinator of Early Childhood Professional Development and the Coordinator of the CFCE Program at CES. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Hampshire College and her Master’s degree at Bank Street College of Education. Her career includes working directly with young children and their families, developing curriculum to support conflict resolution skills in young children, and college level teaching.

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413.586.4900 x5568