StoryBoxes at the Children’s Museum / photo: Mark Rawlings, 2010
StoryBoxes at the Children’s Museum / photo: Mark Rawlings, 2010

Kids tell stories, neighborhoods connect, history comes alive

Story Box from SLB Radio Productions is an interactive, electronic storytelling device that uses emerging audio and photography technologies to capture and share authentic voices of children storytellers while teaching children media literacy.

The Story Box is a 21” x 12” x 4” box that can be wall-mounted or placed on a table.  The face of the device contains pictures with “hot spots” that are pressed to hear audio associated with them.

For example, pictures of children can be pressed to hear an essay, poem, story, reflection or narrative created by the child. Audio is recorded in our studios or at school using field equipment.

StoryBoxes encourage technical curiosity as well as imaginative thinking, verbal expression, cooperative learning, sensory exploration and active listening.  Moreover, StoryBoxes show children that their voices are valued and help make certain that they are heard by a broader audience.

As funding allows, we can help your school create a StoryBox for installation in the school lobby or library. Extra StoryBoxes can be made for community libraries and businesses. StoryBox audio can also be broadcast on our radio program, placed online or provided on CD.

StoryBoxes are also available to showcase voices of adults in office or institutional environments (i.e., nursing homes, law firms,  etc.).

StoryBoxes was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by Matt Hannigan