Ruth Humphreys is a fantastic story teller and has told stories to the children of my fairy festival. I would highly recommend her for future events
Janine Brockway -Enchanted Forest Fairy Festival
“Thank you very much for the Elves and the Shoemaker story telling session yesterday. It was well delivered and the children were very engaged in the presentation of the story. They really enjoyed your fantastic outfit and it really completed the experience for them, we hope that maybe you can come in again and tell us another story” Boyne Hill Infants School, Maidenhead
Storytelling for children
Stories for children which embody key values of kindness, courage, creativity, being yourself, listening and community.
Kindness * Creativity * Listening * You Matter * Be Courageous
Traditional Tales and original stories to build self esteem, encourage cooperation and kindness. The stories are supported by a range of creative activities, drawing, writing, singing, movement and mini meditations. All created by qualified children's librarian Ruth Humphreys
Telling Aloud My storytimes are based around books with elements of traditional storytelling. I am passionate about promoting children’s books and encouraging children to read for fun. Interactive All the storytimes are interactive, in which ways depends on the children taking part. I use a range of props designed for children to help fuel their imagination, but also encourage children to act out parts of the stories, decide on details or choose what happens next from a range of adventures of options
Why is it called Magic Carpet Storytelling? The Magic Carpet is a safe place to tell and listen to stories, stories which can take you as far as your Ever since I started telling stories in the library I have encouraged listeners to come and join me on the Magic carpet. A place where stories can take you anywhere. Since then I have developed a number of stories based on books, folk tales and my own creation inviting the listener to take part in the stories in a story within a story creation.
About the storytime presenter Ruth Humphreys is a qualified children's librarian with over ten years of working with children in libraries, schools and nurseries. She is also a former Bookstart presenter running storytimes and rhymetimes. She is passionate about stories, creativity and play.
Storytelling and Books Ruth has run storytelling events in schools, libraries, shops and fairs based on a unique blend of books and her own stories, puppets, props and songs .Ruth has also creates her own videos on Youtube and has attended TV presenting training at Pinewood Studios.
Libraries and Education Ruth has worked for a number of library authorities. Working closely with teachers, early years and health professionals and parents. She has worked with children and young people from 0-18 and their parents. With a specialism in early years, primary school age and also ran a teenage graphic novel reading group. She was involved in the annual reading challenge as well as creating and running a successful reading challenge for schools for World Book Day. She worked as Bookstart Coordinator, managing the delivery of Bookstart packs to all 0-3 year olds within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Ruth regularly reviews childrens books, with a special interest in books that deal with difficult situations. She was recently quoted on the back of Hilary Robinson's picture book 'Help a Hamster' a gentle introduction to adoption.
Ruth has an enhanced DBS check (CRB),
Booking Magic Carpet Storytelling is available for schools, nurseries, fairs and parties. I am always interested in new projects and can create a bespoke storytime for your event.
"…the Brownies.. were transfixed – Ruth did a fabulous job." 1st Marlow Brownies
“Ruth is a dedicated professional whose passion for children’s books is doing much to engage young readers and story lovers..." Hilary Robinson, Author, Scriptwriter, Freelance Radio Producer at BBC
"Ruth has the rare gift of being able to tell stories from that living breathing place within the tale; merging magically with her listeners, she immerses in the community." Dave Hampton, Carbon Coach and Marlow FM Presenter
Events You can find Ruth and her magic carpet at the following events:
Storytelling at Norden Farm Centre of Arts, Maidenhead