Thu 6 Apr 2017
I last visited the Scottish Storytelling Centre three years ago to join a ‘Tiny Tales’ session with my one year old daughter. We had a lovely time, but I felt she was a bit too young to understand the stories. I now have two children – my daughter is 4 and I have a 2 year old son. It’s the school holidays and I was looking for something to do with them. I came across ‘Tiny Tales: The Magic Of Colour’. The 40 minute show was for ages 2 to 5, which fitted perfectly with us, so we decided to go along.
The storyteller, Mara, was absolutely brilliant. She had a very energetic and physical style, using props and interacting with the audience. Mara told two stories, one about a chicken and her colourful eagle friend, and one about the first ever rainbow. She managed to hold the attention of most of the children right to the end, which is not an easy task!
My kids really enjoyed it, especially my 4 year old. Sometimes she can be a bit shy at these types of shows, but she joined in with everything and was smiling all the way through. I enjoyed the stories too!
We also liked playing with the ‘Storytelling Wall’ afterwards. This interactive wall has lots of thing to look at, all related to Scottish literature. There were some lovely little scenes from books behind the doors, which the kids were very interested in.
We had a great time at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Tickets for Tiny Tales: The Magic of Colour were priced at £5 per child and accompanying adults went free (one free adult per child). The centre has a very varied programme with something for all ages, so I’m sure we’ll be back again.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR