In the first video on this page you can hear our storyteller, Taz, telling Mary’s story. The other videos show how Taz learnt to tell the story using a method devised by Storytelling Schools. This method is a simple, effective way of helping children learn to tell stories. First you hear the story, then map the story, step the story and then step the story several times both with and without your map. Finally, you are ready to tell the story yourself.

This method can also be used to learn the Shepherds’ story and the Kings’ story.

Mary’s story map

Click here to see a larger version of the map of Mary’s story.

Mary’s written story

Click here to read Mary’s story.

We are very grateful to Storytelling Schools for their kind permission to use and share their Storytelling Schools method. Find out more on their website at:

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