“I am the only special effect they get. That’s why I always include movement games and songs for the children to be part of. After that they can concentrate more again. With today’s iPads and computer games I think it’s actually healthy for the kids to be still and present for a while, listening to stories.”
Timing is really important, as she wants the storytelling to be intense she is always waiting for the right moment. She uses a lot of humor, but also sensitive emotions. And there is always a bigger meaning hidden.
“The stories I tell show that life is not always easy, but that everything works out in the end. I like to encourage the audience to always go after what they want in life, and show that it’s ok to be weak sometimes.”
One of the stories she tell is about a son of a king who is accursed and get donkey ears. He struggles a lot but shows in the end that he can still become a king, a good king even. When he admits his weakness the donkey ears disappear.