Kevin Graal - children's storyteller

Kevin Graal – children’s storyteller

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Kevin Graal is a highly skilled children’s storyteller with a repertoire of interactive stories, riddles, songs and rhymes from around the world.

Storytelling in education

Kevin is also an inspiring educator, working with an impressive range of partners from schools and community groups to leading arts and educational organisations such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Kew Gardens, the British Library and the British Council.

Kevin Graal is a great storyteller who brings thoughts, feelings, and the music in words directly to children.
Michael Rosen
Author & broadcaster

Charisma and experience combined

Kevin’s innate way with words - inherited from his Irish family - has been honed by more than 30 years’ experience in early years settings, schools, museums, art galleries, conference centres and training venues. His finely tuned storytelling combines careful planning with playful improvisation and is always filled with laughter, music and imagination.

Kevin Graal schools

schools learning through stories

Inspiring children to see themselves as storytellers.

Storytelling in schools, linked to curriculum topics & literacy goals. Big-group performances of stories from around the world. Single-class workshops on key aspects of storytelling & story-writing. Combinations of performances & workshops. Tailor-made projects for improving teamwork & self-esteem.

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Kevin Graal early years

early years playing with stories

Engaging, inclusive, educational and ... lots of fun!

Stories & arts activities for Nursery & Reception classes in schools, day nurseries, children’s centres & playgroups. Sessions linked to UK Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. Tailor-made projects & programmes for arts centres, museums & art galleries. Publications & recordings.

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Kevin Graal projects and events

projects & events collaborations

Dedication and professionalism of the highest standard.

Projects & partnerships with leading UK art galleries, museums & arts in education organisations. Interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, writers, musicians & composers. International assignments for the British Council. One-off storytelling events at festivals, book fairs, libraries, theatres & community centres. Publications & media.

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Kevin Graal training

training talking matters

Practical, useful and refreshingly free of jargon.

Online training in storytelling, language & literacy for early years practitioners & primary school teachers. Onsite workshops & presentations for INSET days & after-school staff meetings. Keynote speaking at conferences & for professional development programmes & events in the UK & abroad. Demonstrations for volunteers & staff on arts & community projects.

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DLWP Play Circle


Rhymes, songs and stories

A new, free Resources page with rhymes, songs, stories and storytelling ideas - from animated play-rhymes for babies and tales for toddlers to thought-provoking fables, funny folktales and beautifully narrated picture-books for children and young people.

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Kevin Graal news


News 2020 / 2021

News of Kevin’s recent and forthcoming storytelling work including a new, free Resources section on this website, exciting online storytelling commissions and new, self-directed online training sessions for Early Years practitioners & primary school teachers.

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