Storytime and Story Making

Gryphon Storytime

Photo of Gryphon mascot with Lorayne Carbon, director of the Early Childhood CenterGodric Gryphon loves all things Sarah Lawrence and he also loves to read! Join us as Sarah Lawrence community members—ECC teachers, faculty, staff, SLC alumni, ECC alumni and friends of the College—read their favorite children’s books. You never know who you're going to see ...

 

President Cristle Collins Judd

President Judd joined the fun as part of the Child Development Institute's ongoing social media series, Gryphon Storytime. Here, she reads one of her daughters' favorite books from childhood: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Tonya Lewis Lee ’88

Producer, writer, entrepreneur, and women’s health advocate—and our undergraduate commencement speaker for the class of 2020—Tonya Lewis Lee '88 reads her book co-authored with husband Spike Lee, Please Puppy Please for the Gryphon Storytime series.

 

Barbara Bowman ’50

Early childhood education pioneer, co-founder of the Erikson Institute—and our graduate commencement speaker for the class of 2020—Barbara Bowman ’50 reads The Snowy Day for the Gryphon Storytime series.

Sara Wilford

Freddie's Spaghetti was written by Charlotte Doyle, a longtime member of the psychology and Child Development graduate program faculty. It is read here by alumna and faculty emerita Sara Wilford, founding co-director of the Child Development Institute, founding director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, and former long-time Early Childhood Center director.


Story Making with Emily and Tanya

Selfie-style photo of Emily and Tanya with high waterfall behind themSLC alumnae, Emily Feltham, BA ’19 and Tanya Ferguson, MSEd ’19, both grew up (7,700 miles apart!) being read to from books, told fantastical make-believe stories and richly descriptive memories. Now, they love to listen to stories AND make their own, they go story-seeking and sharing whenever and wherever they can!


Story Making with Emily and Tanya: Episode 1

In the first episode of Story Making with SLC alumnae, Emily Feltham, BA ’19 and Tanya Ferguson, MSEd ’19, we learn about two places to find stories: in our imagination, and in our memories.

 

Story Making with Emily and Tanya: Episode 2

In this episode, we learn about finding stories in other people by asking questions, or interviewing them.