National Awards

iParenting Media Award
“The storyline helped children to use their imaginations. This is a fun, educational and interactive product. The musical portion was captivating and really helped to hold a child’s interest.”
— iParenting Media Award’s Reviewer

Creative Child DVD of the Year

The Dove Foundation “Seal of Approval”
“The fantastic art of storytelling comes alive in this DVD. All who watch will enjoy.”
— Donna Rolfe, The Dove Foundation for family viewing

StoryWatchers Club: Keys to Imagination

Dove Family-Approved
Suitable for all ages

Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Video
Company: Sax Media Group LLC
Producer: Charlotte Sax, Eddie Sax
Genre: Children
Runtime: 53 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Starring: Kevin Cordi, Charlotte A. Battin, Christine Petrell Kallevig, Barbara Schutzgruber, Bob and Kathie Myers

Synopsis:
“StoryWatchers Club Adventures in Storytelling – Keys to Imagination” is the first release in a series of children’s educational/entertainment DVDs. Each program is topic-specific and uses professional storytellers and puppets to teach children about various topics.

Dove Worldview:
When I was a child, I would re-tell stories that had been read to me by my grandparents. The fantastic art of storytelling comes alive in this DVD. The wonderful use of puppets and storytelling increases your child’s imagination along with their listening skills. All that watch will enjoy “The StoryWatchers Club Adventures.”

Content Description:
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Occult: None

Film Advisory Board “Award of Excellence”
“Each storyteller has their highly crafted style so polished and entertaining you wish their stories would never end. It educates and captures attention in a delightful way that helps a child grow in wisdom. It’s absolutely delightful and will fascinate the whole family.”
— Janet Stokes, Executive Director

Family Review Center Recommended 
“Helps to build and expand children’s imaginations, and will help them as they begin to form their own story ideas, either in writing or in sharing them as those in the video have done, as a storyteller. Instead of sitting a child in front of an animated story, try StoryWatchers Club! This allows a child to build / create the story in their mind, rather than to visualize someone else’s version of a story. A great video to watch as a family. (It’s) like being a part of the storyteller’s audience. There are many titles to experience and enjoy at their website – be sure to check them all out to see which ones you wish to add to your video library!”
— “You have received a 5UP rating, the highest we offer!!!”

Product: Keys To Imagination DVD
SRP: $19.95
Company: Storywatchers Club
Reviewer: Jacquie
Contact Company: (877) 786.7998
Recommended Ages: 4-12

SUMMARY:
We found this video (Storywatchers Club – Keys To Imagination) to be like being a part of the storyteller’s audience. Each storyteller who shares on this video has their own unique way of sharing their story, yet each one is a lot of fun to watch.

The kids loved the origami storyteller the best. As she shares her story, she is creating a story “prop” if you will, with origami – folding and folding, until the mystery is solved.

What I, as a parent, liked about this dvd is it shows children many different ways people express themselves, and share their stories. This helps to build and expand their imaginations, and will help them as they begin to form their own story ideas, either in writing or in sharing them as those in the video have done, as a storyteller.

Instead of sitting a child in front of an animated story, try Storywatchers Club! This allows a child to build / create the story in their mind, rather than to visualize someone elses version of a story. This uses a child’s imagination in the way reading a story does, but they don’t have to know how to read to enjoy it.

FOOTNOTES:
A great video to watch as a family, so you can then bounce ideas back and forth once it has ended, to see who liked what parts the best, and see if the kids have their own ideas to expand on what they have watched.

Creative – imaginative stories – All a lot of fun and each with a different flavor, as each storyteller offers his or her own way of sharing their story.

Filmed in front of a live audience – There are many titles to experience and enjoy at their website – be sure to check them all out and see which ones you wish to add to your video library!

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